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Crude Boys 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Steagall, Sandefur, Werner, & Sobocan - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 1, 2003

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Crude Boys

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The climb just right of Bonaire/Bon Ez. I seem to recall it being pretty contrived, with the crux down low on steep, thin rock.


A few bolts to a lower-off.

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By Doug Foust
From: Henderson, Nevada
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

If you go left after clipping the second bolt, it's more like 10b/c, if you stay on the line and go straight up, feels like 11b/c
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 15, 2011

On 3/15/11, the ASCA replaced all 6 protection bolts and the anchors on this route. The 6 protection bolts are 1/2" x 2.75" SS 5-piece, the anchors are 1/2" x 4.75" SS 5-piece, the anchors are equipped with double ring rap hangers.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 10, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

just go 2 feet to the left of the 2nd bolt and call this route 9+. it's pretty contrived otherwise.
By Justin Streit
Apr 26, 2014

I've climbed this route a couple ways now after watching a friend pull the crux section differently. At the second bolt, you can go straight up (about 2-3 left of the bolt) and it's probably 10b or you can move right to a diagonal and then make a big move up and left across the bolt, which could be more like 11a. I think either is acceptable and not at all contrived since the bolt is still within reach. The first time I sent this, I just thought the left alternative was too long of a reach. I was wrong.
By Abram Herman
From: Golden, CO
Oct 13, 2014

Agree that it's pretty contrived at 10d/11a. Step a couple feet left and it goes at 5.9
By Manderson198
Apr 7, 2015

Interesting route. Some notes about the 2nd bolt section---there are three ways (and three grades..) to get past this:

1) Move left a couple of feet. Probably goes at 10- for the route.
2) Use two distinct holds on the rail up and right, and make a big move to the jug. Probably goes at solid 10d.
3) The most difficult way is left hand on tiny crimp on horizontal, right hand on rail. Get a smeary right foot, and a high and far left foot. Massive lock-off on right hand, reach up to slopey intermediate, get feet up, and grab the jug. This probably goes at 11+

Of course, the last two sequences are contrived, as the left variation (1) is easily within reach of the bolt.

All in all, sort of height dependent, but fun regardless. Cool route.