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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ken Trout, 1990.
Fixed Hardware: 1 Anchor Bolt [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    Can you say jugs?? It's the second bolt line from the left on the wall. Follow the bolts... the crux is most likely around the first bolt.


    3 bolts to 2 open hooks. TR access is via scrambling a gully about 30 feet to the left.

    Photos of Mirthmobile Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Sports action!
    Sports action!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Robyn nearing the top of the classic Mirthmobile.
    Robyn nearing the top of the classic Mirthmobile.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Robyn on the stellar Mirthmobile. Gym-like jugs.
    Robyn on the stellar Mirthmobile. Gym-like jugs.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff setting up for the first move on Mirthmobile ...
    Jeff setting up for the first move on Mirthmobile ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty straightforward route - awesome jugginess!
    BETA PHOTO: Pretty straightforward route - awesome jugginess!

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    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Aug 29, 2001

    I have to say this is the most fun pitch of its grade in the canyon. Its only flaw is it's too short.
    By Nate Oakes
    May 15, 2006

    Super, super fun route... but word to the wise: don't use a heel-hook at the top to pull for the anchors, unless you absolutely have it. I ended up peeling off first time and gouged my ankle out, had to stay out of the climbing shoes for a good month. Reach far right, just past the bolt, for the well-chalked jugs at the crux. Very juggy route, a good pump.
    By doug rouse
    From: Denver, CO.
    Jun 23, 2008

    Heel hook to clip all would be ascenders out there, the action is over after the first bolt...everything else is a nice positive jug haul...including nice jugs from which to make the anchors...which are open shuts. I agree with Peter though...very fun but too short. Peace.
    By Caleb Phillips
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 20, 2008
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Might consider stick-clipping the first bolt. The hardest move (IMHO) is at the first bolt and the fall (on big sharp rocks) would suck. It definitely psyched me out. If you're taller than 6', this won't be an issue for you. The only 10a move is right at the first bolt, the rest climbs like 9.
    By Crag Dweller
    From: New York, NY
    Jun 29, 2012

    I agree w/Caleb's comments. This may not be the best climb for someone who is just breaking into the 10 range. The moves for the first clip are where the route is a 10, and a fall before clipping would be extremely nasty.
    By Jay Samuelson
    From: Denver CO
    Apr 15, 2013
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I replaced the anchor on this today, there are no longer hooks but two steel perma-draws with Fixe bolts and hangers.

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