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Bad Sneakers TR 
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Cruel Shoes TR 
Dementia T,TR 
Great Race, The T 
Grins T,TR 
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I, Robot T,TR 
Last Call T,TR 
Last Laugh T,S,TR 
Left Side T 
Malign T,TR 
Nightcap T,TR 
Rush Hour T,TR 
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Twofers Gully T,TR 

Last Call 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kurt Gray and Larry Shubarth, 1979
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Submitted By: Shaun Miller on Jan 1, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: 7. Last Call, 9+. 8. Dementia, 10a. 9. Malign, 7. ...

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  • Description 

    Last Call starts in the crack just to the right of Rush Hour (5.12a) and avoids its overhanging section. Climb the crack until you encounter a slight overhang a third of the way up. Here you need to traverse to the left where you will climb the upper portion of Rush Hour. The traverse is the crux of the move. This route provides a good alternative for those who are unable to negotiate the crux of Rush Hour.


    The toprope requires a class 4-5 down climb from the top of the wall, you'll need some gear and a sling. The top is best accessed via a hike up the left side of the crag. You can rope up the route without the down climb, but I do not recommend it due to rope wear.

    Photos of Last Call Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The crux area.
    BETA PHOTO: The crux area.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The bolts on top.
    BETA PHOTO: The bolts on top.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Logging a little airtime at the crux.
    Logging a little airtime at the crux.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Shaun Miller cranks around the small roof.
    Shaun Miller cranks around the small roof.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Alex Andrews stemming at the crux bulge.
    Alex Andrews stemming at the crux bulge.

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    May 22, 2002
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    Really fun, and kinda hard at it's grade for this cliff.
    By Scott Conner
    From: Lyons, CO
    Jun 26, 2003

    I thought this route was almost as good as Dementia (which I think is the best pitch in the canyon) and as good as any other route at Happy Hour. Felt stiff for 5.9 (pumpy!) but the gear is pretty good, albeit a little awkward in places. Surprising this route is star-less in Rossiter's guide. The anchor on top can be set with #1 to #4 Camalots; I used a #1, #3 and #3.5.
    By Hayden Yurkanis
    Sep 25, 2003

    This route is the best on the cliff...really spectacular and 10 times better than Dementia. The crux is definitely getting over the chimney roof, then there is some more hard laybacking up above. This climb is probably a sandbag, but the protection is excellent.
    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 25, 2003
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    Along with Dementia, the best route on Happy Hour. Sustained, interesting climbing throughout with a burly layback crux past the roof.

    Set up a gear anchor to belay, then traverse right and rap from the bolts atop Cheers (aka Thrill of the Chaise) to get down.
    By Jason Shatek
    Jan 2, 2006
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Remember those 5.9 overhangs in the gym that you thought didn't exist outside? There is nothing slight about the overhang IMHO. A fantastic climb at the grade with plentiful pro; albeit a little tricky to place going around the roof. This was an awesome climb, I can't wait to do it again!
    By Sergio P
    From: Idaho Springs, CO
    Oct 30, 2006
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    If Dementia is 5.10a, then this is .10b. More physically-intensive then Dementia for sure. Small stoppers and/or big RPs help protect the thin crack before the 2nd roof. It is possible to traverse right at the top and lower off the Dementia anchors with a 60m rope. However, if you do this make sure to use a long sling on any gear placed after the second roof. Great route!
    By percious
    From: Bear Creek, CO
    Mar 23, 2009
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I actually thought this was considerably easier than Dementia. Hard for a 5.9, as you have to place gear while hanging out on the overhanging section, but the hold there is good, and a medium sized slotted nut is quick to place with the left hand. One awkward move in the middle brings you to easier climbing. Walk off is recommended. I think this is the most sustained and best 5.9 at this crag, and may be the best climb at the cliff, it's a toss-up between this and Twofer's for me. I like the sand-bag potential for Twofer's better ;-) .
    By Vincent K
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 21, 2014

    If your second wants to climb it, I'd recommend belaying from the top rather than toproping since the rock is a little sharp in places. There are two bolts with rap rings at the top. Also, don't forget to place gear to keep the rope out of the crack.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Aug 29, 2014
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    There are bolts above this climb, probably for Rush Hour, and they look safer to reach from above than the Dementia anchors which are at about the same level. I solo down climbed to the anchor, so I know it is possible. The crux on this is difficult but very short.
    By The Blueprint Part Dank
    From: FEMA Region VIII
    Apr 4, 2016
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I also found this to be noticeably more difficult than Dementia, some of the moves are fairly awkward. No move is harder than 5.9, but very few are any easier. Super sustained at the grade.... So call it 9+.

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