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Mr Choad's Wild Ride 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ward Smith & Steve Wood, 1994
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Submitted By: Boodge Nomchompski on Mar 12, 2009

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Ryan on mr choads wild ride 11b 105 feet long !!!!...

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A long, sustained, technical climb unlike the other climbs at Sunny And Steep.


Around the corner to the right of the main area, 2nd route to the left of the chimney.


10 bolts, chains

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Arika workin it!
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Sunny and Steep wall living up to its name.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tricky and technical
Tricky and technical
Rock Climbing Photo: Michal high on route
Michal high on route
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topping out
Rock Climbing Photo: The start. Katy Mijal on the lead she thought she ...
The start. Katy Mijal on the lead she thought she ...
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Hayden half way through choads wild ride 11b "...

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By hEatchel
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 22, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

SOOOOOO fun .... took me about 30 minutes to onsight really awesome technical climbing with good rests, 105 feet !!!!!!!!!!!
From: Boise, ID
Apr 27, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Really good!! Giant holds. One spot in the middle has smaller than average holds and is a bit reachy. Hang tough here, crank thru, and the holds get really good again. Fire to the top.....sick!!!
By richard magill
Nov 30, 2009

Extraordinarily good route, one of the best sport routes I've ever done at the grade. Long, continuous, and somewhat spicy if your pumped!
By Tradiban
Jan 5, 2010

Absolutely classic route!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 1, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Quite good- sustained and demanding at the grade. Not sure this is over 100 feet, though, I used a 70m and after lowering there was a big pile of rope on the ground.

Watch the anchors- if someone thinks of it, take some chains or contact me and I'll get you some mussy hooks- the glue-ins are starting to show quite a bit of wear.

Well worth the hike.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
May 3, 2010

60m works just fine. Maybe clean the draws on the way down (I did) and tie a knot.

This climb is the biggest disappointment on my red rocks climbing trip. I was not climbing well and was actually remarkably scared at some of the "runouts", if you could even call them that. However the moves were very good, I just wished I linked them.
By Jack Kearney
Jan 11, 2013

A must do in red rocks, can't believe I live here and it's taken me this long to get on it. One of the best sport routes in the area and probably the best route of the grade I have ever been on.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Brilliant line. Thin crux in middle with no real rest after.
By JF1
From: Las Vegas
Oct 29, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Thanks to a donation from the ASCA stainless steel carabiners and quick links were added to this anchor.
By Jean Spencer
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 7, 2015

+1 "Thin crux in middle with no real rest after."
By MN norske
From: Henderson
May 14, 2015

There is a sweet mono at one of the crux's. Use it, but don't fall cause you would possibly break your finger.
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2016

Spooky (but safe) and excellent.
By lech
Apr 13, 2017
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13

Comments and ticks claiming this to be hard at the grade and harder than the 12 to the left. But the same people still select 11b for suggested rating. confusing and defeats the purpose. I found this climb to lack feet and be reachy. May have a foot hold or 2 missing or maybe I was just tired.

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