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Dude's Five Nine 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Mark Rolofson, Vaino Kodas, Mary Zuvela
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 27, 2010

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Balancing after the first mantel.

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This is a decent line, probably easier than Jugs Out For The Lads that ascends the 3rd from the right bolted line. There is an interesting crux move around the 2nd bolt which can be done to the right with a foot on the mini-arete or more directly with a mantle of sorts. Continue up fun, ledgy, more moderate terrain.

For more details, check out Mark's new guide...fading memory is not as good.


This is the 3rd bolted line in from the right.

FWIW, the name of the route suggests it does not start with the 11- start.


6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading the climb.
Me leading the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Interesting "knee" style.
Interesting "knee" style.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruisin'.

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By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
Aug 20, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

There appear to be three distinct starts to this line. The one furthest on the left (in the corner/crack) seems to be the most obvious and is the one I did. But it's possible that the one furthest on the right is the one the grade is based upon. The one on the left felt 5.9+/10- to me.
By TSluiter
From: Holland, VT
Jun 7, 2013

To start in the corner/crack (2 cracks really) is part of the 5.9+ Harmsen's Way. Not really for this route but can be done.
Move a couple feet right to the middle of a slab to start the 5.11- fun little undercling start. You can start this route from here, but it will take the first bolt of the other route, and move a couple feet further to the right and find the diagonal little shelf. This is the start to Dude's Five Nine.

I should add that this is a very well-protected route, ledgy yet fun, great for the newbie leader. I can say this because it was great for me.
By ChefMattThaner
From: Lakewood, co
Nov 9, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Great warm-up for the Dude's Throne, well-protected and very ledgy.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Sep 24, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree with the other comments - it's ledgy but a good warmup.
By Cara Hubbell
From: Arvada, CO
Aug 26, 2017

The crux is definitely tricky. You really just have to go for it. It stumped all the leaders in our group, all of whom lead 10s and up. Fun route though! Definitely worth doing.

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