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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1997
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Feb 16, 2002

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Located between Cracker Jack and Overpass, Bypass is an alternate start on Overpass for those of us not as gifted in the 5.11 realm. Start just left of the Overpass arete under a small roof system. Strenuous moves up and over the small roof lead past three bolts. From here, traverse right a little and finish up the final 5 bolts on Overpass. Like the other three routes that share these anchors, top roping bypass is a little hard on the rope due to the lower angle at the top of the route. Fun moves up to the roof.


8 bolts to a two-bolt anchor.


It is between Cracker Jack and Overpass.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rick climbing over the roof.  Photo: Dave Fiourcci...
Rick climbing over the roof. Photo: Dave Fiourcci...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun moves under the roof.
Fun moves under the roof.

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 10, 2002

This route is tough - harder than the other 10s in the area. I couldn't make it past the crux...and it is pretty rough on the rope. Perhaps I was missing something??? but it was not a lot of fun.
By Jay Hippel
From: Denver, CO
Jun 24, 2004

You're not kidding. You damn near have to be gifted in the 5.11 realm to get up this one. Fun but very hard 10, 10d or 11a(?) through the roof section.
By Nate Oakes
May 15, 2006

I agree that this route was tougher than most 10s in the area. Low, pumpy crux until the third bolt, I found that traversing the roof to the right was the way to go.
By JacobD
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 5, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I agree I feel its 10c or 10d, the crux is burly.
By Choss Boss
From: Barrre, VT
Aug 23, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I found this to be about 10c, I utilized a well placed heel hook to establish myself on the crimps to pull the roof. After the crux the climbing cruises at around 5.6. All in all a fun roof.
By Alan Butler
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 13, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fun route. Pulling up just past the third bolt is the crux to me. Would be more stars if it was sustained 10 climbing- it's a cruise after you get your feet on the ledge at the third bolt.
By Benten
From: Denver
Sep 14, 2010

Yeah, it is a pretty sweet little sequence getting over the roof. I will offer one hint, search for the right hand pocket. With that, it is a 10 even.
By Kurtis Anderson
Dec 1, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Very fun and engaging start through the roof - crux is a solid 10 IMO. I reached over the roof for some crimp-ish holds and threw the feet up to some small edges. It's easy climbing thereafter.
By astrouth
Aug 13, 2014

I lost my climbing shoes (Scarpa Force - red / white) at the bottom of this route on Aug. 5 around 8 am. Please contact me if you found a pair of shoes.
By Abram Herman
From: Golden, CO
Sep 8, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I have to disagree with the first few comments that this is hard for 5.10. I'd say it's maybe 5.10c, and if it feels harder, you might be missing something

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