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Plastic Prince 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: chad wolak on Apr 19, 2003

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Mike B. shakin' it out.


Plastic Prince is ~40' upstream of the large dirt mound that marks the start of the popular moderates "Wake Up Call" and "Continental Breakfast".

The climbing begins in a large hueco-like mini-cave capable of holding three or four medium size farm animals. Climb up and into the cave, clipping two bolts, then move right for clip three, and tug skyward toward the anchors (with three more clips along the way).

It is fun, steep, and sustained gymnastic climbing on amazing and interesting holds. This is certainly worth another star if only the route was longer.


Eight draws (includes the anchor).

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 14, 2004

The most polished route at Rifle?
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Aug 3, 2009

This is actually a really nice route. Mostly nice, skin-friendly jugs, with an interesting lip crux. Too bad its so short. Sadly there are many routes more polished than this.
By monie
Jun 12, 2013

Hey! The 2nd bolt broke on me last week. The 4th (I think it was the 4th) looks sketchy too. Be careful! I think the route needs some new hardware, but unfortunately I can't do it. Bummer, it's one of my favorite routes.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 13, 2013

Wow, hope you're okay. I've had Plastic Prince on my rebolting to-do list.

Did the bolt itself actually break? Or did the hanger come off? How did it happen?
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 25, 2013

Replaced the 1st, 2nd, and 4th bolts yesterday with hardware courtesy of the ASCA. The old 4th bolt snapped with barely any force on the wrench, and the 1st snapped with three small taps of the hammer. Kind of sketch.
By monie
Jul 8, 2013

Thanks a lot for re-bolting Plastic Prince, Mike! I can't wait to get back on it:)
By J Achey
Jul 18, 2013

All the old hardware including anchors on Plastic Prince and Local Talent (route to the L) now replaced with Wave Bolt glue-ins. The old hardware was really bad!
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jul 19, 2013

Awesome, Jeff. Thanks a ton!
By Martin Harris
May 15, 2016

Broke a hold off in between bolts 1and 2. Still goes and probably no harder but shorter fold might notice a difference.

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