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Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Greg Hand, Bob D, Kent Lugbill, & Dan Brockway
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Feb 14, 2008

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  • Description 

    The crux is at the 5th bolt. Then follow good edges to the anchors shared with Geritol Generation (now deleted from the database).

    Location 

    This is about 150 feet right of Free Willie and just left of Geritol Generation (now deleted from the database).

    Protection 

    Seven bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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    By Aeon Aki
    Administrator
    Apr 12, 2008
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    This route is pretty dirty right now. The tricky crux at the third bolt may get easier after a few laps and will certainly become more enjoyable. I wouldn't have minded a bolt somewhere before the first one as stepping up to clip it is awkward and could be dangerous for a short leader hanging draws.
    By Brad Schildt
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 24, 2008
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I agree with Aeon that clipping the first bolt is a bit runout, as well as it being a long way from the 4th bolt to the anchors. A decent warm-up for the routes above, which are amazing!
    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Apr 29, 2008

    A bolt was added to eliminate the runout to the anchors. It was certainly out of character with the climbing.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    May 18, 2008
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Slimy when wet, dirty when not. Yucky.
    By Clare Shemeta
    Jul 3, 2008

    I think it's a nice route - yes, some dirt on ledges but still interesting moves and fun crux. Agree with comments about first bolt. Would be a sketchy clip for the short leader.
    By Paul Hunnicutt
    From: Boulder, CO
    Nov 21, 2009
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    Maybe not the best route for someone who's limit is around 5.9 to lead. You probably could sink some gear in before the first bolt and after the third there is a crack to the right that would take some finger/mid sized pieces....though it looked a bit like a flake.
    By Jon Marek
    From: Sioux Falls, SD
    Jun 12, 2011

    This route is way more tricky than it looks from the ground.
    By Jon Marek
    From: Sioux Falls, SD
    Jun 12, 2011

    Much harder than it looks from the ground.
    By mrbiscoop
    Jul 26, 2011

    Poorly bolted. There is still lots of loose rock prior to 1st. bolt. My partner cratered when a well chalked up hold pulled just as he was pulling onto the big ledge below 1st bolt. He got a nice cut on his head and cheek and bruised his heel bone but no other damage done. To his credit, he led the route about 15 min. later. The climbing itself was pretty good for as long as it lasted, which wasn't long.
    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Aug 9, 2011

    I added 2 bolts at the start of this route today. The first to protect getting onto the ledge, and the second to protect shorter climbers getting to the original first bolt.
    By mrbiscoop
    May 26, 2013

    Thanks.
    By A. Bandos
    Sep 8, 2013

    Surprising that no one is mentioning the fun/strange traverse right about halfway up.
    By jamandbees
    From: Boulder, Colorado
    Sep 9, 2013
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    That traverse that AndBan mentions is the most amazing piece of this route. It's really unusual, required a lot of thought to get through.
    By Carl Schaefer
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 30, 2017

    It has cleaned up nicely at this point... definitely trickier than it looks.
    The 2nd edition of the D'Antonio guidebook has the wrong bolt count (5), I counted eight.

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