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Observe God's Mistake 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mark & Kate Anderson, 6 March 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Mar 15, 2011

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Starting up the slab on the FA.


Some routes just don't turn out the way you'd like. Still, this line has great rock like all the routes on this wall, although it can be quite sharp in places. The movement in the crux is awkward, but stemming aficionados will likely enjoy it.

Begin below a short, shallow, left-facing dihedral. Climb the dihedral until high enough to pull up onto the slab to the right. Cruise the easy slab to a large ledge below the high, leaning corner. Stem awkwardly up the corner, utilizing holds on either side of the seam, to reach a killer pocket. Traverse tenuously right past this pocket to reach easier terrain on the slab. Recently relocated bolts make this section much less spicy than on the FA. From the 5th bolt, delicate moves on sharp rock work up the slab, or lieback the flake on the left. A few easy pulls from the top of the flake reach the anchor.


Hike ~4-5 minutes left (south) from where the approach trail meets the cliff to locate an orange wall of clean stone with an obvious bulge running the width of the cliff at 1/3 height. This is the "Tropical Wall". This is the furthest left route on the wall.


6 bolts, 2 BA. A stick clip is recommended.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Tropical Wall.  Routes shown:  1. Observe God'...
The Tropical Wall. Routes shown: 1. Observe God'...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the crux dihedral.
Starting up the crux dihedral.

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By damonachey
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 5, 2016

Just to the left coming out of the last dihedral is a very precarious, large, and dangerous loose rock. It doesn't have to be used but looks like a nice rest, be careful!!!
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Apr 6, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

At 5'7", I couldn't reach the third bolt off the ledge. Made for an exciting move to get there. Fun climb with neat moves through the dihedral section.

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