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Churchill Rejects 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Skip Harper on Oct 26, 2006

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'Churchill Rejects' ascends a narrow, flat face repleat with a variety of features. It is fun and recreational at the grade.


This is found at the very foot of 'The Chamber' Wall, about 20 feet left of the 'Mine'.


4 bolts (later extended to '8 or 9' - see comment below) and anchors at top.

Photos of Churchill Rejects Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Patty Sifuentes, belayed (TR) by Talia Poy, puzzli...
Patty Sifuentes, belayed (TR) by Talia Poy, puzzli...
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke climbing Churchill Rejects.
Luke climbing Churchill Rejects.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr friend's first lead on Churchhill Rejects.
Mr friend's first lead on Churchhill Rejects.

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By Sam Shannon
From: Fort Collins
Oct 27, 2006

I'm not sure exactly how many bolts there are on Churchill Rejects these days, but I extended the route a couple of years ago or so and it now has about 8 or 9 bolts plus the anchors.
By Luis Barandiaran
From: Longmont, CO
Jan 3, 2007

Sam... do you know the distance to the ground from the new anchors? Thanks...
By ABaxter
From: Estes Park, CO
Jan 10, 2007

This route is not too long. A 50m will get you up and to the ground no problem.
By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 4, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice 5.9. Many bolts for the length of the climb. This is nice considering that the rock may not be 100% bomber in places. Fun route that I'm sure I'll climb many times in the future. Good warmup for the 5.10 and 5.11 climbs nearby.
By Brett Stiefken
From: laporte
Aug 3, 2007

Be wary of rockfall from the gully above while belaying or walking by the base of this climb. A toaster-sized block fell and luckily broke up before it crushed my treking poles while climbing this one day. My poles and pack where on the farside of the trail from the climb.
By mattnorville Norv
Nov 1, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

Bolts are about five feet apart. I would not want to fall because of all the ledges on this route. I was my first Poudre River sport lead though.
By Alex Dean
Aug 5, 2009

This route is a good warmup. My favorite to take non climbing friends to toprope, because they can all seem to make it up.
By Mojo Stylee
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Dec 15, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This was my first sport route in the area, and it is a fantastic warm-up or confidence booster on one of those rusty days. There were a few loose rocks that seemed ready to blow near the fourth bolt.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
Oct 17, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Super fun climb, very sustained 5.9. Very protected.
By Elena15
Aug 19, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Very sustained. Great warm-up route, it has a little bit of everything!

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