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Planet Earth 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: PH & Greg Hand, 4/22/2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Jun 29, 2014

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Hard boulder problem moves lead through the initial bulge. Easy climbing leads to a steep bulge on big holds.


Begin 10 feet right of Earth First.


7 bolts to 2-bolt chain anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Paul surmounting the final bulge.
Paul surmounting the final bulge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Vince at the crux.
Vince at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Planet Earth line.
Planet Earth line.

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By A. Bandos
From: Broomfield
Sep 1, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The crux after the first bolt is definitely easier for taller climbers. A little beta warning if you want the onsight: tall climbers can just dead point up to the good hold. Shorter climbers have to add a little left crimp and right foot bump before they can grab that jug.

Fun moves regardless. The middle is cruiser on great positive holds, then keep moving to avoid the pump on the final overhang.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 9, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The crux is actually at the second bolt. One of my taller partners made it look easy, he called it 5.9. Me and another shorter partner thought it truly was 11a for difficulty,
By Kevin P
From: Loveland
Nov 9, 2014

The upper half of the route is a blast. Overhanging jug fest.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Jul 6, 2015

We did this on Friday, and thought it was really fun. The upper "headwall" was a nice cruise on good holds. Nice addition!
By George Bracksieck
Jul 17, 2015

Lowering a climber can shred the rope. A lot of sharp rock lies below the anchors. After reaching the anchor, the climber should rappel.
By Mark E Dixon
From: Sprezzatura, Someday
Nov 21, 2016

Not a good choice if you are short and have any left shoulder issues.
Otherwise OK.

It is possible to lower without shredding your rope, but there are a lot of sharp edges, so BEWARE! Might be a spot where rapping is preferable, but you make sure your belayer knows what you are planning!
By Wes F
Apr 23, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a fun, overhanging, 5.9 jug haul (if you can reach the good hold at the second bolt). The crux is hiking down the talus slope without sending a rockslide into the horde below.

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