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Super Natural, aka Dr. Thrill 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Eric Vining, Mike Schlauch, Fall 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: mike schlauch on May 10, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Midway up the Super Natural corner.

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  • Description 

    This description was updated in 2016. Wayne Crill, aka Dr. Thrill, broke a key hold in 2014 that changed the line substantially....for the better. The route now takes the clean dihedral directly above Over'ed Powerline instead of zig-zagging between the two dihedrals.

    Super Natural starts on Mr. Natural, connects to Over'ed Powerline, and then continues straight up the left-leaning, left-facing corner above. (Over'ed Powerline steps right into some moderate 5.8 terrain.) It's a long pitch that eventually ends on the ledge right below Vertigo. A TR might be possible with an 80m rope from a gear anchor below the start of Vertigo.

    All types of Eldo trickery are encountered. A bouldery start on Over'ed Powerline followed by technical stemming up the left-facing corner.

    It is best done as one pitch from the ground. That way the belayer can see you for most of the route.

    The bolt on Over'ed Powerline was replaced with Park permission in the Winter of 2010. The not-so-fixed nut after the bolt on Over'ed... was reset, but it probably won't hold a fall. There is another small fixed nut at the stemming crux.


    Start on Mr. Natural and keep going as described. Walk off or continue on Vertigo.


    Standard Eldo rack plus extra small cams - double green to red Aliens. There is a key #1 Camalot, or better yet a large purple alien placement up high after the fixed nut in the corner. Bring some long slings for the occasional piece in the crack on the right. Save a few 1"-2" cams for an anchor at top near the base of Vertigo.

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    By EDJ
    From: Eldorado Springs, Colorado
    Jun 10, 2012

    This is a classic pitch! Difficult onsight, sustained for Eldo, great way to link into Vertigo and beyond...much slater.
    By MauryB
    From: Boulder, CO
    Nov 25, 2016

    Fixed nut in the corner has been cleaned...oops.

    That bolt is in a very poor place. Nearly impossible to clip until you pull off the ledge unless you have a huge reach - which matters quite a bit since Scott pulled off a massive block in that exact spot right after clipping.

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