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Branching Out 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kevin Capps
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kevin Capps on Aug 23, 2016

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Pulling into the crux.

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This route is 80 feet of pure pumpy bliss! It almost feels as if you're climbing at Rifle, but the holds aren't polished. Start just left of New Beginnings, and climb up and left through some 12- climbing to get to a huge jug. From there, trend up and left on mostly jugs to encounter a midway crux that is probably 12c on its own. This route builds in pump the higher you climb until reaching a great rest towards the top. Rest up on the ledge, and keep it together for some fun 11- moves just below the anchor.


Just left of New Beginnings, climb up and left.


11 or 12 bolts and a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Aug 27, 2016
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This is a great route that will only get better with traffic. The movement is excellent on this one, and the bolts are right where you want them. I thought getting past the first bolt was harder than 5.11 though.... Anyways, thanks for the fine addition, Kevin!
By Kevin Capps
From: Golden, CO
Aug 27, 2016

Thanks! Also, thanks for bringing me up there so I could bolt this! I can't wait to try your new rigs in the Dungeon!
By Josh Gross
Sep 22, 2016

Excellent route, great movement, sustained and will definitely get better with traffic.
By Shaun Reed
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 27, 2017

Went to check this out on Saturday, but there was a red tag on the first bolt. Is this route open to climb?
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Mar 27, 2017
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Hey Shaun, the red tag is on a route 3 routes to the left of this route. It still needs to be cleaned, so please stay off of it for a bit. Branching out is the second route from the right on the lowest part of the cave.
By Shaun Reed
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 28, 2017

Thanks, Dave! Glad we stayed off the red tagged route. It sure looks rad!

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