REI Community
Lower Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ballerina (aka NoName 6), The S 
Bearded Outlaw S 
Calico S 
Cave Route aka NoName 01, The S 
Five O'Clock Shadow S 
Graybeard (aka NoName 1) S 
Harvey, The S 
He's an Angry Elf S 
Jungle Monkey S 
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4) S 
NoName 6.7 S 
Original Route T 
Pass the Ditchie S 
Primadona (aka NoName 6.3) S 
Road Runner S 
Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5) S 
Roadside Distraction (aka NoName 5.1)  S 
Shark's Tooth (aka NoName 02) S 
Short Sport in the Short Fort S 
Spinefish (aka NoName 7) S 
Squeeze, The S 
Stay True (aka NoName 3) S 
Test, The S 
Traditional Values S 
Twister S 
Two Tone S 
Unknown 5.Easy S 
Yellico Groove S 

Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5) 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Yellico
Page Views: 2,854
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 20, 2002

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (43)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Following up.


Route-5 has two very short pitches. Begin exactly where the trail meets the cliff. The upper pitch is far and away the better of the two.

Per Drew Jagoda Horowitz: This short route is the first you arrive at from the parking area at Puoux. Apparently for a long time it was rated as 5.8 or 5.9. However, apparently a good amount has been chipped off, since this is a solid 5.10a as listed in the most current guide. You can link this with the pitch above it (another short 5.10a) with a 60 meter rope. Easily located, but super waxy holds!

This is a combination of 2 submissions for the route.


Per Drew Jagoda Horowitz: It is easy to locate as it is the first route you'll see once you get onto the trail from the parking lot. You can scramble down from the top if you don't want to rap or be lowered.


Several draws and a rope. Per Drew Jagoda Horowitz: 3 bolts, long draws if you TR. Per Mahjoe Mahan: 4 bolts.

Photos of Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo: End of Roadside Attraction.
End of Roadside Attraction.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Ballerina, Roadside Attraction, and an Unnamed...
BETA PHOTO: The Ballerina, Roadside Attraction, and an Unnamed...
Rock Climbing Photo: Milking a solid rest at an obvious hand jam.
Milking a solid rest at an obvious hand jam.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready to start.
Getting ready to start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mi padre pitch 1.
Mi padre pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the 2nd pitch.
Me on the 2nd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch.
First pitch.

Comments on Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5) Add Comment
Show which comments
By L. Hamilton
Aug 9, 2002

First pitch is steep and juggy but polished, felt closer to 5.9 than 5.8. Second pitch is prettier, not polished, and easier than the first. It's not hard to combine both in one lead.
By A concerned citizen
Apr 20, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

P1 is short and mostly 5.8 with a .8+ move near the top, being a painful hand jam crux. Can easily combine both pitches with a 60 meter rope, however the second pitch is much harder than the first, going at 9 or 9+.
By jasonRFV
Apr 28, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Someone's been busy on this route (Roadside Attraction) has been modified sometime since late last fall. The culprit chopped some handy-dandy edges & ledges at the (once) thoughtful opening moves, and at the (once) crux move at the top of P2 (Roadrunner). They also saw it necessary to knock a couple into the middle of the Roadrunner pitch, amidst a sea of great, sharp limestone edges. I suspect "they" may be manufacturing an easy M climb, though I'm not sure why; the tell tale crampon scratches on P1 are pretty hard to miss. Maybe they were trying to make the climb go at a true 5.8 (I would argue that the original line went harder than 5.8). As local ice and rock climbers, my partners and I are pretty upset by this retro-chipping. Sure, some routes at the Puoux are known to be chipped, and Roadside Attraction is nowhere near a classic route, but it does not change the principle: it's not ok to alter the rock to your ability or desires. There are quality natural routes up there, and it would be a shame to see them defaced as well.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 12, 2009

The third bolt was replaced and the first two bolts were updated and moved slightly with permission of the first ascentionist. New stainless steel hardware was from Climbing Magazine's Anchor Replacement Initiative.

Here's the link to the discussion about this route's bolts (forum post) . Check it out if you want to see what happened to the third bolt.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 15, 2009

FA: Mike Yellico.
By Mahjoe Mahan
Aug 28, 2012

4 bolts, not 3.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Apr 30, 2015

The last bolt on this climb was replaced with a ClimbTech WaveBolt glue-in, provided courtesy of the ASCA. Enjoy.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About