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Cape Buffalo 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Hand & PH (Fall 2015)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Nov 28, 2015

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This has several interesting crux moves through bulges. It has big holds where needed.


From Sun Tan Ledge, this is the rightmost route. It is just right of White Rhino.


9 bolts to an anchor shared with White Rhino.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 2, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is true to the grade it was given. It is enjoyable and has several challenging sections.
By Parker Wrozek
From: Denver, CO
May 18, 2016

Rock is still coming down on this one, mostly smaller, foot chip type of stuff. I did pull a 10 pound one off despite my most careful efforts though. Luckily I held on to it and was able to send it away from the belay.

I didn't really enjoy this one too much but probably because I thought the rock was going to break most of the time.
By Danielle Quigley
May 26, 2016

Fun climb, but the whole area needs to be cleaned. There were bigger chunks falling, and that section of rotten rock just kinda messes with you. Overall, I thought it was a fun 5.8.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jun 27, 2016

I was up there again today with crowbar & hammer cleaning up the route. I found some strange chalk on death blocks 5 feet right of the 3rd bolt. The route traverses left. Do not go right. I pulled off those blocks so no one can go there (I hope). There is a rotten band of rock that runs through every route on the Big Five. This is real climbing, not an indoor gym. After top rope soloing it today, I had newfound respect for the varied quality of the climbing on this route. There are about 5 crux sections that keep you thinking.

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