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Coffee Pot Crack 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rick Leitner and Rho Green, 1998
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 1, 2001

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The furthest right route on the Recovery Room wall, it follows good holds through a straightforward sequence to the anchors. It is, however, blemished by a huge, chipped hold in the middle of an otherwise blank section near the top.


4 bolts to 2 hooks for lowering.

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By Jeff Lockyer
From: Canmore, AB
Sep 18, 2001

A decent route although the manufactured jug above the 3rd bolt is a bit of overkill. Seriously, did they need something for 2 hands ? A bit of a let down, but if you are here and want a quick clip-up, go nuts, watch the bat shit at the bottom, it may be slick.
By Anonymous Coward
Sep 19, 2001

The drilled bucket hold, like every other artificial hold in Boulder Canyon, should (and will) be filled in. What a pathetic excuse for a route. While these over the hill dudes with power drills may be prolific, they are usually totally lame. Let's get some new (young) route developers out there who can advance the sport by climbing natural rock.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Sep 24, 2001

Can we stop adding chipped routes to the site? Publicity equals legitimacy.
By Anonymous Coward
Oct 24, 2001

I agree. Artificial routes should not be published and should be filled as a public service.
By steve dieckhoff
Jul 29, 2002

Why does the 'Boulder climbing community' accept chipped routes? If you allow it to remain, then you are accepting it.
By Brad Bond
Aug 1, 2002

It sounds like this route should be removed from both the site and the cliff. Publicity and acceptance equals legitimacy.
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 13, 2002

Why does the Boulder Climbing community accept a guidebook with worthless charcoal artwork(questionable) graphics? Because someone painstakingly went to the trouble to produce it otherwise it would not exist.
By Jordan Wood
Nov 28, 2005

That's true, they created what otherwise wouldn't exist. Unlike the route developers who chip (vandalize) existing rock to make it climbable.
By Mike Stearns
May 26, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

MP is a great place to document route information, including the degree of manufacturing, so that people may choose to climb the route or not. Removing routes from the site (as many of the previous posts suggested) would make it even more difficult to keep track and make informed decisions about which routes we choose to support as a community.


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