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Old Deuteronomy 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Richard Wright and Anna Brandenburg-Schroeder, 1997
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    This has a fun start and an average and long finish. Turn the roof (look for a large jug up and to the left), then continue up the slab.


    This is the second line from the left.


    10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

    Photos of Old Deuteronomy Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The fun start.
    BETA PHOTO: The fun start.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The upper portion of the climb and its amazing fea...
    BETA PHOTO: The upper portion of the climb and its amazing fea...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Phil starting the pitch, 4-2-11.
    Phil starting the pitch, 4-2-11.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Apr 23, 2002

    A fun 2-pitch outing can be had by combining this with the end of skimbleshanks. Just top out on Old Deuteronomy and step about 15ft. left on a grassy ledge to the upper portion of Skimbleshanks. -Mike.
    By TBD
    May 14, 2002

    I thought this was the most enjoyable climb of the area. Fun start, cool crystal formations above.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Mar 18, 2004

    This route is super cool. The roof at the bottom is lots of fun, nicely complementing the thin moves at the top. Lots of fun.
    By Top Rope Hero
    From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
    Apr 5, 2010
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I've heard tell the "10" crux of this climb is the opening move above the first bolt (the rest goes at pleasant 5.9, with opportunities for rest). I'm tall (6') and have a three-inch ape index, so didn't find this move to be harder than a spicy nine.

    But I've also heard tell that I was doin' it "wrong" by ascending right of the bolt, not left.

    Take it as you like it, fun times are in store for all those interested.
    By Bawdy B
    From: Denver, CO
    Nov 10, 2013

    I took the beta photo!
    Anywway, first move is definitely the hardest part, though I'm 5'5 and didn't find it too difficult. Crystals are amazing.
    By Clinton woods
    From: arvada, co
    Feb 16, 2014
    rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Fun strong start, great slabby end.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Apr 25, 2014
    rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

    This is a fun route! The beginning crux is very short and is over quickly. I have to agree with the comments above about how "neat" the crystals are on the upper face.
    By hwendlandt Wendlandt
    Aug 8, 2015
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Watch out for the cactus just over the anchors.
    By Philip DeFraties
    From: Golden, CO
    Jul 5, 2017

    Completely disagree with the crux being the first pull over the roof, it's incredibly easy/fun. The crux is about halfway up before the crystals when you hit a blank section on the slab. I had to do a weird side press on a barely there sloper into a high foot then reach to bad holds. The rest cruises.

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