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Earth First 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Greg Hand & PH, 4/22/2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Jun 29, 2014

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Wasps' nest near 5th bolt.

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Description 

Climb the intimidating looking, overhanging dihedral on big holds with the crux at the 4th bolt. Easy climbing leads left to a slabby finish. An alternate finish at a similar grade (First Planet) can be found by climbing to the right to finish on Planet Earth. This is quite good.

Location 

Begin 20 feet right of Heaven & Earth at a left-facing dihedral.

Protection 

8 bolts to 2 Fixe rings.


Photos of Earth First Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux.
At the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul at the start of Earth First.
Paul at the start of Earth First.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rope on the route.  Note: go to the higher anchor?...
BETA PHOTO: Rope on the route. Note: go to the higher anchor?...
Rock Climbing Photo: Earth First line.
Earth First line.

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By Sarah Meiser
From: Boulder, Colorado
Oct 27, 2014

Be careful belaying. There is a section of bad rock on the rap/lower line (not the climb itself). I spotted & trundled a basketball+ size rock, and there is more junk breaking off.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 9, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

We did not find any loose rock today. We did the First Planet finish, and I think it is easier than the other finish (which I did in the past).
By goingUp
From: over here
May 29, 2015

The trail and area for belayer to stand suck here (loose). Be careful.
By Noah Yetter
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 13, 2015

Echoing other comments, the belay area here is VERY dangerous. It's steep, there are few solid rocks to stand on, and many of the loose rocks are large and could easily cause a rockslide if dislodged. Catching a lead fall here is potentially hazardous to everyone standing downhill.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 15, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

There is a wasp nest just right of the 5th bolt. Those sensitive, beware!
By George Bracksieck
Jul 17, 2015

Lowering a climber can shred the rope. A lot of sharp rock lies below the anchors. After reaching the anchor, the climber should rappel.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jul 18, 2015

If you use the Earth First anchors (2 Fixe rings), there is no rope shredding problem. The Planet Earth anchors could cause a problem, but there you are on a big ledge.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jul 20, 2015

The wasp nest has been removed.

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