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March Madness 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Greg Hand, Bob D., Dan Brockway, 3/16/2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Mar 16, 2010

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    This is well-protected at the hard moves. After the 5th bolt, angle left on easy rock to the anchor. Be careful with a 50m rope. Expect lichen.

    See Where's Ron for photo.


    30 feet right of Tinnitus, begin at the lowest part of the cliff.


    5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor, the same anchor as Release the Kraken.

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    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Dec 2, 2013
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    I thought this was the most fun of the routes I did on this wall. Every time it seemed like it would be hard, a good hold could be found. Not obvious holds, but they are there.
    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Apr 22, 2015
    rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

    A small cam (#0.5 c4?) would be helpfull to reach the first bolt. It's a little scary without. Also, there are no rings at the anchor.
    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Apr 22, 2015

    So someone stole the chains?
    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Apr 23, 2015
    rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

    I guess so....
    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Jun 1, 2015

    I put chains on the anchors today. Let's see how long they last.
    By mprusak
    Jun 8, 2015

    Chains are still there as of yesterday!
    By L Kap
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 13, 2017

    Counted no less than four blocks / flakes that appear to be detached completely around and are located right where you want to pull on them. One of these is going to come off some day, and I don't want to be on / under them when they do.

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