REI Community
search
South Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chasing Sticks S 
Choss Temple Pilots S 
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive S 
Double Down S 
Dutch Oven S 
Fix, The S 
Frictionary S,TR 
Hood Surfing In Socks S 
Killer Fish Taco S 
Monkey Bob S,TR 
Platinum Curl S 
South Crack T,TR 
Touch, The T,S 
Vitamin V S 
Wavy Gravy S 

Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dave Lindsey and Rick Leitner, February 2000
Page Views: 3,780
Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Apr 2, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (90)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive. The lower section can...

  • Seasonal Closure MORE INFO >>>
  • Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    This route is on the right side of the south face of Surprising Crag, just right of The Touch and left of Double Down. It starts at a corner whose right face is split by a thin crack.

    Climb the face and crack past two bolts. You can use the corner left of the bolts or the hand crack right of the bolts; both variations are about 5.8. Just using the thin crack and face by the bolts is a lot harder (10 a/b).

    Head to the upper face and climb steep rock past 3 more bolts. A 10a crux is at the next-to-last bolt.

    This is a fun route with several variations in the lower section.

    Protection 

    6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


    Photos of Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing with Bryan during spring break.
    Climbing with Bryan during spring break.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jen Yuen high-stepping the crux move on the upper ...
    Jen Yuen high-stepping the crux move on the upper ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jen Yuen doing the left-hand variation on the lowe...
    Jen Yuen doing the left-hand variation on the lowe...

    Comments on Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive Add Comment
    Show which comments
    By Matt Gates
    From: Pinewood Springs, CO
    Aug 30, 2008

    Led the right corner variation with a purple alien to protect the initial move into the crack, then a #1 and a #4 Camalot. Good hand jams - just too short.
    By S. F. Pitman
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 18, 2009

    I think this is the most logically bolted route on the crag, which is sort of unfortunate since almost the entire thing could be protected (and the crux would be pretty ballsy if it was runout instead of bolted halfway through).

    The small hands-and-fingers crack at the beginning makes this extra-cool, though the giant ledge halfway through is a little bit anticlimactic.

    Mountain Project

    The Definitive Climbing Resource

    MTB Project

    Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

    Powder Project

    Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
    FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About