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Elephant In The Room 

YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Josh Wharton, Equipped: Josh Gross
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Gross on Nov 15, 2012

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  • Description 

    "Elephant In The Room" is charaterized by steep, sustained climbing with one real rest before the last boulder problem crux. Finish via the last bolt of "Hypertension", and this route shares the same anchor.


    Climb the steep arete just right of Vasodilator.


    9 bolts.

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    By j wharton
    Nov 15, 2012

    Really fun climbing, and unlike the typical Boulder Canyon fare, it's not a heinous one-mover. I think it's somewhere in the .13b/c range, but it's always hard to say for sure. Great "find" by Josh as the route sits right next to the uber-popular Vasodilator. Lazy bottom feeders (like myself) are indebted to all the guys like Josh out there developing quality new routes!
    By Tank Evans
    Oct 28, 2013
    rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

    Really quality route for BoCan, more folks should go do it! Props to the Joshs for this contribution.
    By Bart Paull
    From: Boulder, CO
    Dec 9, 2013
    rating: 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a

    Great climbing - go check it out!
    By Curt MacNeill
    From: Boulder, CO
    Dec 6, 2014

    Agreed. Very sustained and bouldery. A bit chossy compared to its popular neighbor, but it should clean up nicely with more people climbing on it. It's very strenuous hanging the draws on this one. I recommend climbing either Vaso or Hypertension to get the draws up. You will want some extended too for easier clipping. Get 'er done!
    By hkennedy
    Dec 27, 2014

    Nice climbing with bouldery crux sections. Worth the hike up for sure. 13b.
    By reboot
    From: .
    Apr 3, 2017

    Not sure the lower section of the route will ever clean up nicely, but I managed to pull off the right hand sidepull/pinch block @ the 3rd bolt. The left hand undercling used to get to the block will likely go at some point, as well as the large flake shared with Vaso, especially the way it's loaded for elephant.

    It still looks climbable, albeit likely harder; I had no interest trying though.

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