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Lunch Bucket Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Heyliger, Hand 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 21, 2008

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Another ledgy route to the right of the multi-pitch routes on the Main Wall. Utilizes good face holds around the rotten crack that runs up the wall, as well as a couple holds in the crack. Bear right through more challenging terrain after the last bolt to the anchors.

This route is a little bit dirty, probably since it doesn't see traffic due to the fact that the bolts disappear as you look up the line from the ground. Also of note, the middle third of the starting ledge seems loose, and there's a hollow flake to the left of said ledge that is easily, and prudently, avoided.


This route climbs right on top of the line of bolts to the left of Clean-Up on Aisle 9, utilizing the crack primarily for pro.


4 bolts.

The FAist recommends gear in this order following the second bolt: #0.75 Camalot – #3 Camalot – green Alien – bolt – medium Stopper – bolt – #2 Camalot.

My first time up I had no gear and found the 2nd to 3rd bolt runout scary but easy, and the rest of the route comfortable. The second time up I placed a #3 Friend in an obviously cleaned out crack between the 2nd and 3rd bolts and felt comfy, if not a little thrilled, the rest of the way up.

This shares anchors with Clean-Up on Aisle 9.

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By morkel
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 21, 2009

Something between the second and third bolt would be nice, as well as a piece (# 2 Cam.?) after the last bolt. Not too bad a route, follows a bit of a natural line.
By Aaron Martinuzzi
Mar 30, 2010

Cleaned a loose handhold from the start of the route today, other than that things are looking pretty solid on these three lines - they've cleaned up quite nicely and offer really enjoyable, steep moderate climbing.
By mattnorville Norv
Sep 16, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is sick. Bolts where no gear is able to be placed, great ethical mixed line.
By Nick Broeder
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Nov 2, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

It was a great route for sure; looking up and not seeing a full line a bolts didn't stop me from leading it. I had no idea there wasn't a bolt there. I got to the rotten crack and finally realized there was no bailing from there. Had to keep going. It's exciting clipping that bolt after looking at a groundfall for at least a couple feet.
By Ryan Barlow
Nov 17, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

For the most part, this route is quite enjoyable with big holds for feet and hands. One or two fun moves at the start to get going that can test your strength, but then the next 40 feet of climbing are smooth sailing, about a 5.7 I'd say due to the huge grips for your hands and feet the whole way up the crack. At the top, start going right up to the anchor shared with Cleanup on Aisle 9, and the moves start getting trickier making this a 5.8 route. I lead climbed Aisle 9 first and then top roped this route so as to avoid the runout between the bolts.
By Brook Wager
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 1, 2015

I recommend bringing a 2-3" cam for the crack after the 2nd bolt.

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By JimLaven
Sep 20, 2015

Prevalence of jugs and ledges makes this route a fun, easy warm-up. I got so nervous about the run-out between bolts #2 and #3 that I traversed over right and borrowed a couple from Clean-up before returning left. Would recommend use of nuts or cams; probably a good route to begin graduating from sport onto trad climbing.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
May 2, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun, little mixed route. Placed a #3 BD cam lower and #1 cam up top.
By Jimmy MacCulloch
Jul 9, 2017

This was my first lead ever, and the runout between 2 and 3 definitely had me a bit nervous, but there are plenty of solid foot and hand placements there. So it's not a huge issue. The previous comment by Ryan about leading the route next to it and toproping this one is definitely a good suggestion for anybody a bit shaky on lead (especially since if you do fall near the top of the runout, there's a good chance you'll rack out on the ledge).

Get there early in the morning to avoid the afternoon sun.

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