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Problem Child 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Tom Perkins, M. Voller,1994
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Submitted By: j wharton on Jun 27, 2006

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Opening moves.


This is perhaps the best route of its grade on the Pass. Chase 8 bolts up the face with some difficult pulls off crimps down low, and a technical crux above a rest at half height.


This is the fourth route from the right on Wild Rock's steep east face.


8 bolts to a double bolt anchor.

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By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Nov 4, 2013

This is a rad climb. Definitely the best on The Pass that I've done. Stacked with difficult boulder problems and nice rests, it climbs a big, inspiring overhang. Might be one of the better routes in Colorado for the grade.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 29, 2015

Great to see you on here, Mr. Sparrow. Great route with fun and interesting movement, multiple cruxes separated by great rests and a pretty cool hang and position. Four stars for sure. In the summer, the route goes into the shade about 1:00 o clock which is important. Expect a sunburn and some lack of motivation if you go up in the morning as it can get real hot....
By Dan Hehnke
Jul 24, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

So good! I didn't get it clean yet, but it's so fun and hard. Way more sustained than many climbs I've seen so far at The Pass.
By Pete F.
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 13, 2015

Yes!!! You want to do this climb!!!
By Geoff U
From: Centennial, CO
Jun 20, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Really fun, but worlds harder than Satanic Mechanic (12b at Thindependence). Figured out lower crux, but what am I missing for moving off the huge flake at 2nd to last bolt that makes it 12b? I'm 6'2", so height shouldn't be an issued but got shutdown there....
By Alvaro Arnal
From: Aspen, CO
Jun 21, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Geoff, to move off the Texas flake, I cam my right foot into the top of the flake and crank on that to reach the (often wet) finger lock with my right hand. Then it's easy to reach left to the crimp by the next bolt. This move shouldn't be hard; it's not even one of the cruxes!
By drewhouser
Jun 21, 2016

Yeah, Geoff, it's not even one of the cruxes...guess your muscles are just for show!
By Geoff U
From: Centennial, CO
Jun 21, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Ah, thanks, Alvaro - didn't think to try that, but makes sense. Thx for the beta. Drew, stop hurting my feelings!

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