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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Season: spring through fall
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Submitted By: S.Mckinna on Jul 15, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Child's Play.


It starts vertical and quickly eases. I always see "youngins" on it, hence the name.


This is the [third] route from the left. It is right of Nine Lives.


Safely spaced bolts up to two cold shuts.

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By Patrick Yarbrough
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 15, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Bouldery start, super easy 5.2- 5.3 climbing after the first bolt.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Mar 11, 2016

After the vertical start, this can be climbed without using your hands all the way to the anchor. Pretty fun to do it this way. I did a knee dab around the last bolt though it was probably unnecessary;)
By Tim Harper
Apr 7, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great climb for beginner climbers. Took my whole family (with climbers as young as 5 years old). The route must be lead in order to set up a top rope. The first part was a little challenging for the uninitiated, but they had fun.

The bolts were in really great condition. A little bit of loose rock, but it's mostly been cleaned by now, and we only had a few pebbles fall. The anchors are in great condition (the right anchor's hanger moves a bit, but the bolt itself is solid) and are on top of a ledge. I ran slings in order to dangle biners off the ledge in order to have a nice top-rope set up without any drag.

Thank you to those of you who set and maintain this route. We had a wonderful time!
By Jordy King
Mar 9, 2017

The left anchor bolt is spinning and getting loose.
By eli poss
From: Durango, Co
Mar 18, 2017

Jordy, does the bolt itself spin or just the cold shut? Both cold shuts on this climb have been spinning on this climb for years, but last time I was at Fume Wall, the actual bolts didn't spin. It's fine if the cold shut or hanger spins, just not when the bolt spins. The winter freeze/thaw cycle certainly could have worked the bolt loose, though.

If I remember correctly, they are wedge bolts, so if they're spinning, then the bolt will need to be replaced. I'd be happy to do that next time I'm up there, but that probably won't be until school gets out in May, so if it needs to be replaced I'll let Ian know.

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