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Aardvark T,TR 
Animal Instinct S 
Animal Magnetism S 
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Animation aka Jaycene's Dance S 
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Balance, The T,S 
Beast Food Left S 
Beast Food Right S 
Blame it on a Rush of Blood to the Head T,S 
Blockhead S 
Cannabis Sportiva T,S 
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Crack Corner T 
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Days of Future Passed aka Our Future Has Passed S 
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Feeding The Beast (aka Beast Food) T,S 
Fifth Destiny, The S 
Fifth World, The T,S 
Free Willie S 
Geritol Generation T,TR 
Global Gorilla S 
Gull Whackers T 
Hands of Destiny S 
Hope and Pray T,S 
Is It Ready Yet...Moe S 
Isn't Life Strange S 
Joint Venture S 
Krakatoa T 
Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello S 
Lazy Day S 
Lovely to See You T,S 
Melancholy Man S 
New Beginnings S 
Nice To Be Here S 
Old Dihedral T 
Piles of Trials S 
Pit Bull Prowser S 
Reversal Roof S 
Ride My See-saw S 
Split Personality S 
Strange Times T,S 
Sundog S 
Talking Out Of Turn S 
Threshold Of A Dream S 
Triple Play T 
Tuesday Afternoon S 
Unfamiliar Strangers S 
We Don't Do Crack T 
Wine and Roses T 

Lovely to See You 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas & Bob D
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Apr 6, 2008

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The crux is a powerful sequence out and over the lower roof. The name is keeping in theme with the Moody Blues and comes from Vaino's visit back to Boulder Canyon and seeing some old friends.


Start at the left side of low overhang on the trail to upper Animal World and just left of Melancholy Man.


Five bolts and couple of red, purple and green Camalots.

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By Aeon Aki
Apr 12, 2008

After you pull the roof, does this route move out left to link with the line of bolts, or does it continue straight up through the right facing flakes?
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Apr 12, 2008

This route (as originally done) follows the wide crack straight up.
The bolts left are Nice To Be Here (done as an easier start) which joins Lovely To See You higher up. But it may make more sense (less gear/harder climbing) to move left and follow the bolts. If you can climb 5.12c, you probably don't need the purple Camalot at the top before the anchors.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 10, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

There are 3 ways to make a hard route:
1) Technical moves
2) Physical difficulty
3) Bad holds

This route had a little of each all in the initial section. After tonight, it's got more of the former and less of the latter.
It took me 3 tries to get up this thing.

To note: The undecling below the roof is now half gone. The crimp/sidepull below and left of the 2nd bolt is now 1/2 gone. (The one Vaino's foot is on in the picture.)

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