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Joint Venture 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Nov 8, 2001

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This route is located just uphill from """Index/Middle/Heel Toe" and is found on a large detached pillar/fin. This route is located on the far right hand side of the Fin, just before an obvious crack, splitting the fin from the Top Rope Wall. I call this route Top Rope Wall I as the climbing will use the wall to the right a little bit, at the start.

This route is fairly easy and climbs just to the right of "Pocket Full...." The climbing is only vertical for the first 2 bolts, very straightforward and short. A little bit squeezed? Not that classic.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


This route is just to the right of Pocket Full of Kryptonite.

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Jesse starting out.
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Above the crux.

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By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Jan 30, 2002

I believe the formation that this route is on is called the Dinosaur's Foot. The name of this route is: THE JOINT VENTURE - concenus of the people I've talked with is 5.9+, one star sounds right. Sport climb with five bolts (not four) FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001. Starts just right of Kryptonite.
By Joel Larner
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 24, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I'd concern with the 5.9 rating moving over the bulge near the top. A short route that works for a good warm up.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 7, 2006
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

8- for the opening moves, but only 5.6 after that, at tops.
By Tits McGee
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 29, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

If compared to other 5.8s (Stout Blue Vein) in the area, the opening moves are much harder. The route mellows after the second bolt, becoming closer to a 5.8 in difficulty.
By Paul Donald Andrews
From: Nederland, Co.
Mar 31, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I loved this route. I agree with Rick and company, 9+ at the bottom, maybe even 10a if you don't reach the big sidepulls to the right. Steep fun moves on good positive holds.
By Jim Fox
From: Westminster, CO
Oct 19, 2014

The opening moves are fun but pretty reachy for me. I used some small, painfully sharp crimps to get off the ground (I'm 5'9"). My son is 6'2" and reached right up to good holds and cranked to the first bolt without too much difficulty.

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