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Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Hill, Peavy, Peters
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Adam Peters on Dec 16, 2011

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Start the same as Generation Gap and climb to the ledge just after the third bolt. Step right onto the face and continue to climb for 4 more bolts through the triple tiered roof. Strenuous last clip and surmounting the lip leads to easier climbing and the chains on Balkan Dirt Diving.


Use the same the start as for Generation Gap, but climb the more obvious straight up variation after the no hands ledge.


7 bolts and chain anchors. If you really wanted, you could bring a piece of gear for the runout 5.9 at the top.

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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 16, 2011

Nice, fellas!! I would love to know how you came up with the name. ;)
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Dec 16, 2011

Isn't that a song from the late '90s by TLC? I only know this, because I had a teenage daughter when that song came out.
By Kevin Capps
From: Golden, CO
Apr 16, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

I got on this thing today and found it to be a really cool rock climb. All the climbing on the second half is so cool! The crux for me was clipping the last bolt. It's hard to clip mid-crux, at the top of the route, when you're a little pumped, and can't find good feet to take a hand off and clip. Maybe that's the thrill.... The climbing itself is 3 stars and definitely worth the effort. Thanks for putting in this addition!
By Adam Peters
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 20, 2012

Nice, Kevin! Glad someone finally commented on this thing. We thought the climbing turned out to be really good, and yes, that last clip is pretty difficult. Hope you get back out and do it!
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Jan 7, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Looks like there is a bolt to link the beginning of Balkan into this for two cruxes. Shouldn't really change the overall grade though as you have the no hands rest to recover.

Fun route!
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Feb 8, 2014

This is a fantastic addition to this wall! Thanks, guys.
By derek peavey
Feb 9, 2014

The second to last bolt has been replaced.
By Mike McKinnon
From: Golden, CO
Jan 2, 2017

The crux is the clip. How are people making this clip? Any beta? I am thinking of skipping it and placing a piece in the horizontal crack above with a long sling. This and Mighty Dog are both crux clips for me.
By Pinklebear
Jan 4, 2017
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

I clipped off the left undercling under the lip -- very quickly -- then snagged up to the crimp with my right hand and just punched it into the crux.

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