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Pooky Proof 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dan Hare & Christine Cechura, 2005
Season: year round
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Submitted By: N. Guimond on Aug 14, 2006

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Kiran in the dihedral.

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    This is a less-than-vertical dihedral with a gear-eating crack. Belay from the rockseat under the tree. Scramble up 4th class to the route proper. Avoid two loose rocks -- one in the crack and one out to the right. Follow the crack to the two-ring anchor. 60-meter rope recommended.

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    This is in the Bowling Alley area between Mosquito Burrito and Bad Girls Get Spanked.


    Standard rack. Aliens, nuts, and cams.

    Photos of Pooky Proof Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Kiran laybacking the crack. (age 6)
    Kiran laybacking the crack. (age 6)
    Rock Climbing Photo: Glen near the bottom.
    Glen near the bottom.

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    By kevinnlong
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 6, 2008
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    I recommend this as an excellent novice lead. The difficult moves for me were in the first 1/2 of the dihedral, and one could sew the crack completely. Also, with the rings on top, it's a very quick route (took us 40 minutes total car to car). Also, one can finish more nicely at the top by heading to the Mosquito Burrito Anchors.
    By Phil Lauffen
    From: The Bubble
    Oct 18, 2009
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    A fun TR to set for novice climbers, or a good climb for beginning leaders. Great stemming stances and excellent nut placements made this easy to sew up.
    By schmitie
    Apr 2, 2011

    Good feet on the left but a bit smeary on the right. Save a #1 or #2 piece for the top.
    By L G
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 25, 2011

    Good, fun climb at the grade. You can load this up with pro from bottom to top. Cams from fingers to BD #2 and a couple medium nuts.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Mar 13, 2014
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    This is a fun route! We climbed it as a warm up. You can "sew" the crack up with gear if you want. A #2 Camalot is the biggest piece you need.
    By Glen Charnoski
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 20, 2014

    Great kid's route, only one at Bowling Alley, really.

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