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Electra Glide 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Woodruff, Dan Hare, 1976
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Just below the crux.

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Climb the hand/finger crack past the roof, then arch up to the right. The crux is right after the roof. Fun smearing and jams.


Small cams, stoppers (TR from tree with a directional placed in the crack).

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 9, 2002
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Insecure feet- this route requires confidence in some near-hands-traverse like moves, but does protect pretty well on nuts, tricams, and tcu's. A good test for the leader aspiring to be "solid" on 5.8
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 9, 2002

This can also be done as a foot traverse. Delicate.
By Kent Lugbill
Oct 7, 2004

Bruce Morris (with David Rosenthal)was credited with the first ascent for awhile but he named it Masurbotorium and somehow that didn't go over well. Any recollections Bruce?
By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Oct 15, 2004
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Dave Rosenthal and I did this route in July 1977 and called it the "Masterbatorium" (5.9-). Remember it was a fun crack lead. It really seemed ours was the FA, though, because we had to clean the crack top-to- bottom before leading it. Lots of mud, small tree and bushes. Perhaps Scott W. TRed it earlier, but ours was certainly the first true ground up lead ascent. Maybe the name was too impure for the Boulder-scene of that time? Tried doing a Goggle-search and found plenty of examples of the usuage.
By Bill Morris
Sep 20, 2005

Did Bruce climb this as a first ascent before 1976?Scott Woodruff did it then with Dan Hare and Rossiter gives them credit for the first ascent. Please correct me if Bruce's ascent preceeds theirs.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 20, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This is an excellent little climb if you have limited time. The approach takes about 30 seconds from the car.
By Marty Combs
From: Boulder, CO
May 23, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It doesn't get more splitter in Boulder Canyon. This lightning-bolt finger crack is a hidden gem... hiding in plain sight apparently, as it's roadside!

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