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Space Pants 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Dave Salazar, Dan Kennedy
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Submitted By: Refuge Jared on Sep 12, 2016

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"My shorts boldly go / Where no shorts have gone before!"

Fun lead on featured, colorful rock; in a nicely shaded hang out area. Comes up a short run out wall with decent holds to a "gutter," across a bulgy ledge, up chicken heads, and finally around a corner to quick links at the anchor at the end of a mini-dihedral kind of thingy.

Although it's only 6 bolts long, leading this route feels like you've gone on a journey. However, it can be an awkward toprope with risk of swinging and crashing into the wonderful features on the rock face here if you don't set up directionals. After leading, consider leaving draws up as directionals and have the second climber top rope from the other end of the rope, cleaning as they go. Or, just pull the rope through and lead it again. Woo!

Rappel down.

Choose your adventure:
Consider topping out and getting on the start of Sabre 5.6 or War Hammer 5.8 after completing this route.

Toprope beta:
Continue to the climber's Left along the crag and up the not-so-obvious path between the crag and a giant boulder where a tree grows, continue uphill until you can take a Right onto "the platform." Once at the start of Sabre 5.6 and War Hammer 5.8 you can step to a low point on the platform. The anchors (quick links) for Space Pants will be below your feet near the edge. Rappel down, setting draws as directionals as you lower for a much improved toprope experience.

History lesson:
So what does "Space Pants" have to do with castles, medieval times, and the lore of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table?? Nothing! The route setter and affiliates for this fun lead weren't too concerned with staying on theme. "Space Pants" have been a big deal lately and are coming back on the scene. Especially in the climbing community these garments are of great value, namely those of the "leggings" variety and/or those including kittens. However, Space Pants is also a legend of comedy and takes its name from an old old ooolld Saturday Night Live skit called "Mafia Meeting." For the complete Space Pants experience, please access the links below.

Video and lyrics for your enjoyment
Song only (for the drive to Castle Rock??)


West facing area of Armory Wall, between The Pike 5.9 at the South West corner and the not-so-obvious path between the crag and a large boulder where a tree grows (which leads to "the platform"). First bolt starts high. Featured wall with all kinda contours and colors from red lichen and such.

This route happens to be situated directly beneath the start of Sabre 5.6 and War Hammer 5.8. Consider linking this route with another.


6 bolts to quick links at anchor. A little run out at the start. Besides the start, Space Pants has sufficient protection, as good as can be, but a fall on this route could still bang you up pretty good.

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By czar salazar
Sep 26, 2016

FA: Dan Kennedy, Dave Salazar. and that skit is just tooofunny!

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