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Hot Potato 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Hank Fisher on Jul 7, 2002

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Description 

15 feet to the right of Spuds in Space. It starts at the top of the hill. Excellent route that requires some good footwork. Challenging for a 5.9 leader (me) but not overly so. A little polished but not as much as Spuds. The crux comes about 1/2 way up working on some crimpy holds while above your last bolt.

Protection 

8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


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By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Aug 21, 2016

CONDITION REPORT 
Bolt #3 is in really bad shape. I was able to take it out by hand. If I had a drill with me, I would of replaced it immediately. I would recommend replacing the bolt or at least tightening the bolt down with a wrench. Travel carefully when climbing on this route. Falling on bolt three and pulling out the bolt would result in a really bad fall.
By Dustin Bauer
Jun 2, 2004
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

First route ever in Rifle Park, so was very pleased to find so many great features for a 5.9ish route (for a slab climber). The crux can almost be missed by a taller person. Great route and not too greasy compared to other counterparts in the park.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Aug 22, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This was rebolted today courtesy of hardware from the ASCA.