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Geritol Generation 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 17, 2014

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Description 

This is a trad line to the right of Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello that is a bit tricky with some scary-looking blocks in its middle.

Start to the right of Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello below a tiny crack/roof/lieback. Get pro under this bitty roof and delicately lieback this feature. Continue up on an intermittent crack fighting a small bush to a series of protrusions (that had a bunch of loose rocks atop them) at mid-height. These features tested solid from above, but they were too precarious-looking to not avoid from below. Continue up angling slightly left to the anchors of Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello.

There is a chance that the 1st D'Antonio Boulder Canyon Rock Climbs guidebook had this switched with the Dihedral to the left of Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello, but that line is much easier than 5.9.

Location 

Assuming this is the right line, it is a few feet to the right of Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello.

Protection 

A rack with an emphasis on smaller gear.


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By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jan 17, 2016

Leo, you should not assign this route to me. I don't think I have ever climbed it. I and Kent Lugbill (Laurel & Hardy) met d'Antonio and Dan Brockway (Abbott & Costello) at the anchors while doing the routes simultaneously.
By John Alcorn
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 13, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Really not much fun. Tons of lichen, loose rock, bushes are right in the way, subpar moves. Also this seemed much easier than 5.9. Not sure where the PG-13 comes from either. If this thing cleans up, it might be worthy of a practice run for someone beginning to trad climb.