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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rich Purnell
Fixed Hardware: 1 Anchor Bolt [details]
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 1, 2001

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The line on Halle-Bop - loved the first move.

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  • Description 

    This is the leftmost route of the trio of tens on the Primo Wall. The well-featured route is surprisingly pumpy with predominantly slopers for handholds, yet plenty of options for feet. The route is well-protected which makes it a good first lead for the 10/11- aspiring leader, as well as a good warmup for the real business that the Primo Wall has to offer.

    It may not be the best climb on sunny days with hot temperatures.


    A four bolt route with a two bolt anchor.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Jan 1, 2001

    There is no way this route is 10a by even the severest grading standard. It's probably harder than many 11a routes in Clear Creek and Boulder Canyon. So, give it 10c at least.
    By Mike Davis
    May 29, 2001

    I'd agree with about 5.10c.
    By Quinn Stevens
    From: Denver, CO
    Jul 12, 2001

    I think the grade I gave this was a typing error!?! 10c is fine, I'll fix it.
    By rich purnell
    Aug 18, 2001

    Good job.... I don't like to grade routes until others climb it and we can make a consensus... thanks, I felt it 5.10c myself but not any harder at all.
    By Richard M. Wright
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Aug 18, 2001

    I'd go with 5.10c as well, with the caveat for the 5.10 climber that there is a very in-obvious and sneaky move to the left just about the time things start to feel dicey. What looks like straight up, ain't. This was probably at the third bolt.
    By chris deulen
    From: Castle Rock
    Apr 14, 2006

    The Primo Wall has some of the best climbs in the canyon, as well as some of the worst. This one can suck my butt for all I care.
    By MAKB
    From: Potrero Chico, MEX
    Jun 24, 2008
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    The Clear Creek Canyon sport climber's guide 2006 says 10d.
    By Caleb Phillips
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 8, 2009
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    10d if you don't bail left at the third bolt or bail right just low of the anchors. Otherwise, pretty sustained climbing and the reachy-slopery crux is cool.
    By Crag Dweller
    From: New York, NY
    Jun 29, 2012

    Fun, challenging climb. Be mindful of taking a fall when getting to the 3rd bolt. Too much slack and you may smack your feet pretty hard on the left trending rail that starts the climb. Not quite too much slack and the edge of the overhanging section above the rail may take some skin off your shin, as it did mine.

    This one is a scenario where a hard catch may be the best option.
    By Gneiss Yeti
    From: Denver, Colorado
    Jun 11, 2013
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    Awful route to climb when hot out. Black rock + sun + 90 degrees = slime.

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