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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lee Terveen
Season: Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall
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Submitted By: BBQ on Apr 3, 2011

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Dr. Frost making his way up Ka-Pow!


How do you "warm-up" for a fight to the death with a crazed evil villian from a Bruce Lee movie? The answer is, "you either knock them out first, or you find yourself knocking on Heaven's door." Welcome to Ka-Pow! This intimidating intermediate sets the bar for opening moves. A combination of superhero strength, ninja skills and sheer luck and determination will get you through the starting crux and into ten plus rounds of pocket pulling and nail-biting crimps. This climb is the comic book bad guy that just won't lie down and die. Looking for an onsight? Look somewhere else, rookie. A big, dynamic move at the very beggining is gonna put that old guy's voice in the back of your mind screaming, "You ain't got what it takes, Rocky! Go back to hauling spit."


Ka-Pow is on a rounded buttress in the middle of this crag where even experienced mountain goats even fear to tread. Do yourself a favor and stick clip the first bolt since its a LONG way to the bottom. This route gets morning shade and afternoon sun.


Bring about ten quick draws and enjoy the open anchors if you finally get there.

Photos of Ka-Pow! Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views at Blue Sky.
Great views at Blue Sky.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ka-Pow! Pull the roof and head straight up.
Ka-Pow! Pull the roof and head straight up.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the headwall of Ka-Pow!
On the headwall of Ka-Pow!
Rock Climbing Photo: Ka-Pow!

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By Tane Owens
From: Denver, CO
Apr 29, 2013
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This entire route was a lot of fun. Find the hidden gem at the start or skip it and huck yourself to the ledge for a new profile pic.
By Franck Vee
Jul 29, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fun one - but for me most of the fun was pulling the roof at the start. I also felt the rest is more like 10- than 10c, so in a way the roof makes the grade.

That being said, you don't often get a chance to pull a big roof like that that is still relatively easy, so definitely try it.

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