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Dan's Line 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dan Hare and Noel Childs, 3/07
New Route: Yes
Fixed Hardware: 8 Lead Bolts, 2 Anchor Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 21, 2007

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  • Description 

    Dan's Line is another good moderate sport route on the Bihedral.

    Start about 20' left of Hold The Line, at a nice sitting boulder by a small pine tree. Climb up and left on a ramp to a stance and clip the first bolt. Make some thin moves past the second bolt, continue up past an easy overhang, and climb up the slab, with some more thin moves, to a a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks at 100'.

    Lower off this anchor (60m rope is OK), or continue 10' up to a higher anchor. Belay at the higher anchor if you want to do Puff Daddy (10a), which continues above.


    About 20' left of Hold The Line, at a nice sitting boulder by a small pine tree.


    8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks at 100'. Lower off this anchor with a 60m rope.

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    By Tonya Clement
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 15, 2007

    Excellent route that felt like a true 5.8. Rarely do I lead a climb without first following someone else up the route. I know, I am a sissy. Anyhow, I led this one without any previous awareness. It was a blast. It held my attention but never scared me. Great route. I highly recommend it.
    By Ken Cangi
    From: Eldorado Springs, CO
    Oct 2, 2007

    Be careful of the large flakes at the overlap. They are fractured and hollow sounding when you tap on them.
    By Phil Lauffen
    From: The Bubble
    Feb 3, 2009
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    5.8? I don't think so. My friend followed this in sandals. I know that doesn't say much, but this was weak even for BoCan 5.8s. The Owl, Cozyhang, Cussin' Crack, etc are all more difficult imo.
    By George Bell
    From: Boulder, CO
    Mar 22, 2009

    Nice rock and reasonably sustained. We climbed the two neighboring routes and thought this one was the best.
    By Robbie Flick
    From: Denver, CO
    Sep 5, 2010
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Fun route that's more sustained than Group Therapy. Very well-bolted!
    By prod. Kenny
    From: Boulder, Co
    Oct 2, 2011
    rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    60 m rope just makes it from the anchors. Tie a knot in the end of the rope.

    By eric winchell
    Dec 23, 2014

    Can't remember which route I saw this at, but I think it was this one. One of the anchors has a gate that is completely broken.
    By Bruce Hildenbrand
    Jun 23, 2015

    Dale Haas and I went up on this route today to replace the broken Mussy Hooks. It turns out that only one of the original hooks had a broken gate. We replaced that hook. Thanks to Ron Olsen for supplying the replacement hook.
    By Mike Deitchman
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 25, 2016
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    I led this route this afternoon (4/25/2016).

    Hardware all seemed fine with no issues.

    60m rope was just barely long enough to lower the climber (or rap off).

    Fun climb.
    By JD Tulloch
    Jul 31, 2017

    Someone snagged my two draws from the anchor. If you happen to see this, please contact me!

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