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Passing the Baton 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mike Lane
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Oct 11, 2010

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This route is very well bolted and is a good climb for a new leader or those who are height challenged. Thin, delicate climbing starts the route but the crux is pulling the roof. Fun!


This is the second bolted line from the left and has more bolts than any other route on the crag.


Many bolts. "Rampart Range Rocks" says it has 11 bolts, but we had 12 draws and ended up with a few left over. Bring 10 draws and you should be OK.

Photos of Passing the Baton Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the climb.
Starting the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Working on the crux.
Working on the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the roof.
At the roof.

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By Mike Lane
From: Centennial, CO
Jun 28, 2011

It is 11 bolts, don't z-clip at the overlap.
By rags
Jun 28, 2011

Kudos from the Minions....
Rock Climbing Photo: Binky emoticon.
Binky emoticon.
By Noah Yetter
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 2, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Roof moves are very difficult, 5.9 at least. Despite the "5.7" in the guidebook, this is much, much, MUCH harder than Beginner's Luck.

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