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Bulge T 
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Hot Donut, The T 
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Just Moo It T,S 
Lieback T,S 
Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer S 
Ruff Roof S,TR 
Sabrina's Choice T,TR 
Salisbury Steak Crack T 
Slab T,S 
Sofa Kingdom S 
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Thin Slab T,S 
Unknown T 
Unknown Prow T 
What's Mine Is Yours S 


YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Pat Thompson?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 31, 2013

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    This is a weird route that feels a bit contrived to avoid moving left at its crux. Still, the bolts on the bulge draw the eye and tickles the curiosity...which may kill cats but not humans.

    You can start this just to the right of the Bolt To Crack To Bolts route on blocky terrain. Pass a chopped bolt near a good horizontal. Move up to the bolted bulge. Now, the bottom of this Buddha belly is not as positive as you might like, which makes you try hard to avoid the easier crack to the left. If you really force it, you can make this sort of Mount the slab. Move up to a bolt and a mantel move. To your left you will see an odd, bolt reinforced flake with a bolt through it and one just below it. Whodathunkit? Place a cam and move up to the last bolt with weird undercling type holds. The last bit is a bit precarious for balance as the hand holds get rounded. Finish at a 2 bolt anchor (with a weird nearly shut hanger).

    Obviously, this is not the real name of this climb. If you have info about the climb, let me know and I can update this. Thanks!


    This is the 3rd route from the left at the Mine Hole Crag and is easily identified by its 2 bolts under a small bulge. It is ~65 feet left of the mine hole.


    A light rack to a #2 Camalot, 4 bolts, and a 2 bolt anchor.

    There is an unpatched, chopped bolt low on this route.

    Photos of Bulge Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The upper crux.
    The upper crux.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Eyeing the top moves.
    Eyeing the top moves.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Deb climbs the upper bit with the bolted small bul...
    Deb climbs the upper bit with the bolted small bul...

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    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Oct 17, 2014

    One of these routes had a loose anchor bolt when I climbed it. I think it was this one. Loose stud. Did you notice, Leo?
    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Oct 20, 2014

    Mark, that sounds familiar, but my notes don't have that much detail. It was a funky area with all the bolt chopping, bolting the flake, etc.

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