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Soap on a Rope 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Dave Montgomery & Lisa Stern, 4/14
New Route: Yes
Fixed Hardware: 4 Lead Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Monty on Apr 18, 2014

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Though it's only a variation to Convicted Felon, it is quite good! If you're a fan of thin face climbing, this is not to be missed. It's hard to determine the grade, but it is definitely a notch or two harder than Convicted Felon.

Start up Convicted Felon for the first 4 bolts, then step right to a ledge. Crimp and finesse your way up the face for 4 bolts then step back left to the anchor on top of Convicted Felon.


This is between Convicted Felon and Punishment for Shoplifting.


8 bolts + anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux hold.
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Greg mastering the small crimps of Soap on a Rope....

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By Kevin Capps
From: Golden, CO
Apr 18, 2014
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Wow! What a great variation to a great route. After the no hands rest halfway, there isn't a single hold that's bigger than a sharp crimp, and the stone is immaculate. Hard to grade a route like this, but definitely a grade harder than Convicted Felon. The easier end of 12c is appropriate. Thanks, Dave!
By Mike McKinnon
From: Golden, CO
Jun 18, 2014

Got on this route last night and had three good burns on it. It was not until the last burn did I figure out the crux sequence. I think 12c is about right, but I can't confirm until I send it using the beta and I am fresh.
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Jul 22, 2014
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Stellar route I can't believe this went in so recently. Great rock with technical climbing on crimps that culminates with an awesome move to a bucket. Classic one of the better pitches in Clear Creek, IMHO.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2014

Classic. Hard to believe that this line just went in recently. When lowering from the anchors of the 5.10 next to it, there had always been an obvious line here for viewing as you lower. Bullet hard stone, cool little crimps and grips with a fun crux sequence. Really great route and thanks for the new addition to an already fantastic crag!
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Jul 29, 2014

Glad to hear people are diggin' this line!
By Peggy Shouse
Oct 13, 2014

Great crimping sequence on solid rock. Really enjoyed this addition to the crag.
By Noah McKelvin
From: Colorado Springs
Oct 20, 2015
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This has to be one of the best 12s in the canyon. Better and tougher than Convicted Felon. Those crimps are so cool! Thanks to the the FA team for the find.
By Laura Capps
Oct 27, 2015
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Really great route! Excellent crimps with some subtle footwork and body position up top. Thanks for putting this one up, Dave! Definitely a favorite in the canyon.
By climberboy228 Romano
Dec 1, 2016

What an awesome route! The no hands rest 1/3 of the way up, but the route is relentless above the rest going straight from crux one into crux two. The second crux is the hardest. I tried twice today. Got it with only one fall on the second go. Endurance is going to be an issue, because after the rest is very sustained and small.

SPOILER BETA ALERT: I am 6 feet tall with a zero ape index. There are three consecutive vertical holds in a seem at the high crux...I go left hand to the first hold, fight the barndoor with a left foot while going up to hold #2 with the right hand, go out left to the sharp crimp, reposition feet including the high right foot, and make a big move to the jug with a left hand.
By Michael Bukowski
Mar 19, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Great route, great moves, solid.

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