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Ho De Do 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: richard berk on Jan 1, 2002

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CM starting out on HO De DO.


Near the middle of the south face is a prominent, left-angling crack system that starts from a ledge/pod about 20ft off the ground. This is a great route for a leader just breaking into 7 and 8s though the start of pitch 1 might be a little scary. It is also just a great route.

Pitch 1: Climb up to the beginning of the crack through fairly run-out 5.6. Follow the crack up to a large ledge area. (5.7)

Pitch 2: Continue up to the top following the left-leaning crack system. (5.7+) Alternatively you can climb the crack to the right of the ledge for a great 5.9 finish - this is the 2nd pitch of Roll Dem Bones.

You can rap off - 100ft + 150ft - or work your way over the top and come around either side of the rock.


To 3".

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By shad O'Neel
Aug 2, 2003

There are 3 bolted anchors on this route, although we climbed it in one pitch with a 60 m rope. There has also been a bolt added near the bottom, although it's not clear whether or not it was intended for this route, it's in an awkward place for the route.
By Andrew Ingraham
From: Conifer
May 16, 2006

This is a fun route despite the huge ledge in the middle of the first pitch. I would highly recommend doing the start to roll dem bones, although a 9+ it's really only one or two weird offwidthy moves and protects very easily with a #4 Camalot. Second pitch is really nice. Choose between two nice cracks or use them both. Medium sized cams. The second pitch to roll them bones looks even nicer.
By Bill Flaherty
From: Evergreen, CO
May 9, 2009

There are some great routes on this crag (Kayla's Way, etc). This isn't one of them. A thrutchy, mossy, water sluice.
By Scott Sills
May 29, 2009

In 2002 added anchor bolts to top of first and second pitch which climbs steeper crack right of first pitch.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 15, 2009

There is no bolt near the bottom (one is not needed) but the belays have bolts for an easy rap descent. A fun route to warm up on.

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