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Introducing Meteor Dad 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Oct 20, 2001

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Stemming through the upper crux. Wee bit harder fo...

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A nice technical climb up the right side of River Wall. Climbs the bolted face just left of the obvious chimney corner (the Box). Carefully reach the 1st bolt and attack the face above. Several catchy sections involve delicate feet to reach the next holds. Edgy, pumpy, delicate and fun.


Six bolts to two bolt anchor.

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By Ripley Casdorph
Oct 7, 2002

This route actually has seven bolts. The book doesn't show a bolt in the lower roof section but there is one. Two coldshuts anchor the top. If you like bolted face this is an excellent route and worth the trip.
By Matt Juth
From: Evergreen
Sep 5, 2003

Excellent route. Don't blow the second clip! The bolts were spaced a little far, but just where you need them. It required a wade thanks to the little dam below. The area from Livewire to Neurosurgeon was the only spot not flooded.
Jul 25, 2005

I think it's the 3rd clip that is the main one not to blow (although it wouldn't be good to miss the 2nd either). There is a committing move to get to the clipping stance for bolt 3, but the stance itself has good feet, so just making the move is the main thing. Very cool crux move (think mantle) and the easier upper section is pure fun.
By Michael Kullman
Jul 29, 2005

Nice route! Blowing either the second or third clips could be bad I think. The third clip just felt a little tenuous as the stance isn't all that great (compared to the rest of the route).
By Bill Farrand
Aug 3, 2008

This is a really great climb! We were out at Buttonrock and there were no other climbers. Some of the other climbs are sub-prime, but this one is definitely a fun one... really good.
By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Sep 15, 2008

This route one of my favorites this year. A very tricky lead, but everything is there. 10d.
By Cale Farnham
Sep 29, 2008

Diggin' this route, felt a bit sketchy at times but good moves up to the finish! Kinda run-out on a couple of bolts! Good lead, Scotty, I'd agree with you on being a fav this year!
By Luke Toillion
From: Longmont, CO
Jun 1, 2016

Climbed this one on 6/01/16. What a fun route! Getting to the first clip was a bit sketchy, but it was well-bolted after that. The slabby section had some very thoughtful moves, so don't be afraid to get creative. We had to take off our shoes and skirt around the edge of the cliff in icy water, but the belay stance was dry. Highly recommended!
By BoulderCharles
Mar 19, 2017

Climbed on a warm day in March, and the base was dry and roomy. The water keeps things cool, though, so it probably needs to be pretty warm to be comfortable.

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