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Jan 14, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: flatiron
my partner and I were trying to think if there were any decent 5.8-10 inverted/overhung sport routes in the front range. Only ones I could think of were maybe in the canal zone in clear creek.

trad reccs work too....any suggestions?
KM Klimbin
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 3, 2012
21 points
Jan 14, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Buffsta
Which routes are overhung at canal zone? The only one I can think of is the dumb 11a on the far left...


black dog

dog breath

Too! (1st pitch)

the norwand (1st pitch)

face full o bush
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
374 points
Jan 14, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: gilman
Not to be a nag, but we don't really use the word inverted. OH routes are typically just called steep. And sorry, I have no ides for you either. The steeps at Castlewood start around mid .11
Edit- there's a toprope or 2 out of the Nautilus Cave at Morrison that I think are 5.9-ish
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
1,014 points
Jan 14, 2013
Inverted? Wouldn't that mean you're moving down instead of up? I just call that falling. Ian Stewart
Joined May 17, 2010
166 points
Jan 14, 2013
People's Choice PRRose
From Boulder
Joined Feb 11, 2006
2 points
Jan 14, 2013
Inverted climbing:



Generally not available in 5.10.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
65 points
Jan 15, 2013
+1 for peoples choice, and under 5.10 gunter
Joined Mar 2, 2011
13 points
Jan 15, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: flatiron
JCM - those were generally my thoughts too. Which is why I figured this might be a good spot to check. Thanks for all the beta folks! KM Klimbin
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 3, 2012
21 points
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Jan 15, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the steep 7b crux of Süpervitamin.
+1 for Face full of bush in CCC 10d and Peoples choice.
Lawsuit in CCC 10- while not great it gets you on your arms
Nice Ride in CCC 9++ gives you some good exposure on the roof pitch, but this route does require some trad gear.


The doors open up a lot more at the 5.11 grade. Just to name a few officer friendly, hanging judge, hot dogg, skipping stones, curvaceous, Kloof in Eldo (calling that thing 10d is bullshit!), psychosis direct in eldo and a lot of other fun "overhanging routes".
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
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