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Colors Of Emotion 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Dan Michael
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Dec 6, 2001

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Climber: Ben Crawford. Photo: Will Berger.

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This is a superb pocket climb on some of the cleanest stone in Colorado. It climbs up the center of the smooth black and orange wall up and right after breaching the mouth of the Canyon, just past Mysterious Redhead. It can be recognized by its Mammut ring bolts (unless these have been replaced) and by a large pocket/hueco about 12 feet up.

Start on the ramp. An opening boulder problem gives way to yet more bouldery moves. Generally, each cruxy sequence is capped by a nice clipping/resting pocket until you reach a hard traverse left and some finishing business on tiny crimps where the wall begins to rear back.

Hit this one early in the day while it's shady or else on a cooler day -- otherwise you'll totally schralp your tips on the tiny pockets.


8 quickdraws.

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By Anonymous Coward
Dec 7, 2001

By adam brink
From: Boulder, CO
May 2, 2003

While this is a high quality route be ready for some thin crimping. between big jugs are some of the thinnest pocket crimps in the canyon. I've been focusing on this type of climbing for a number of years and thought my tendons were pretty strong until the crux move blew one of them apart. Enjoy, but warm up properly and be careful.
By jim michael
Jan 17, 2007

Hey guys, sorry but you have the F.A. party wrong. Dan Michael equipped and did the first ascent.
By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Sep 9, 2007
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

F--king brilliant. Best of the hard climbs in the Canyon on a magnificently beautiful wall. Yes
By chris schulte
Aug 26, 2010

I agree.
Brutal and consistent V7+...+
By William Mondragon
Aug 23, 2012

Chipped! Ray Ringle, you pussy!

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