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Counting Sheep 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio & Vaino Kodas
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Feb 2, 2002

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  • Description 

    Just right of Boulder Quartz System is a thin crack leading up to an overhanging right-facing corner. This is Counting Sheep. Placed small gear and climb up nice moves to the start of the overhaning corner. Clip bolts and make a series of strenuous moves up into the corner. Gain a ledge and the two-bolt anchor.


    Small to mid-size gear protect the lower crack. Three bolts protect the upper crux section.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Dec 2, 2002

    Underappreciated but a bit overrated: 2 star quality, 1 move 5.11-,SK.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 21, 2003
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Good mixed climb. Bottom 2/3 eats stoppers or cams. Good fun. If the trad line wne the whole way, it would be of a more continuous style and thus a better climb, or the same may be said if the top 1/3 of sport were more continuous, but neither of those is what nature gave us, so the extended nature of the two combined offer the best option.THe climb has a single crux of ~10+/11- climbing and then a balancy move up top, where a tiny TCU can add 1 pcs pro (if you are squeemish) but the fall would be safe anyway.

    Borderline 2-stars. I likes it, but the bottom still neads some cleaning.

    Otherwise 5.10... but for a "one-move-wonder" 5.11a crux.
    By TBD
    Sep 29, 2003
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Fun climbing to an intimidating move at the roof (second bolt). Go for it, because it is well protected and there are jugs above.

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