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The B.O.S.S. Method 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Pat, Azenda, Rick and Jana Thompson, Kevin and Janet Vowles
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Submitted By: montay on Jan 1, 2001

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To find this route, hike into the Gallery canyon and head up to Menses' Prow. From here, hike left (west) past the California Ethics Pinnacle approximately 100 yards. There should be a large 15 foot tall ledge below numerous bolted routes. To the right of this ledge is a dark corner with a slab with bolts. This is BOSS method.

This is a good quick warmup or beginner's lead. You can pretty much make this one as difficult as you want. Most people climb it on the left and use the corner for extra holds. However, the right side and straight up the middle go fairly easily as well.


6 or 7 bolts and anchors.

Photos of The B.O.S.S. Method Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ah yeah, this is fun!
Ah yeah, this is fun!
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Right side variation to The Boss Method; crux trav...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan leading B.O.S.S... easy 5.7
Ryan leading B.O.S.S... easy 5.7
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready to rap the B.O.S.S.
Getting ready to rap the B.O.S.S.

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By Sean O'Dell
Apr 9, 2002

neat little route! Following the bolt line directly seems quite a bit harder than the rating in my oppinion, but as the route description states, the corner to the left is easier ground. Also, once the TR is established, the chimney to the right provides a safe place to practice your chimney technique.
By Andy Mauk
Jul 6, 2002

Hey man I really would like to know who got the FA. I can't figure it out because you have like 5 people of it, but Only one person can get The FA. So if you could tell me who that person is that would be great.
By Sean O'Dell
Jun 3, 2003

Andy - dude, take a pill. Having a coniption over who got the FA on a 5.8 sport line is kind of like making a big deal over who the valedictorian was in summer school.
By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Feb 16, 2004

Maybe the 5.8 rating is a "split the difference" kind of thing.... Following the bolt line seems more difficult than 5.8, but going up the corner just to the left is significantly easier.
By Larry Shaw
Sep 9, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The crack that follows left seems to be in the .7- range.
By Rob Migliore
Sep 27, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Good for some morning to early afternoon shade. The left line was the easiest clipping line around a 5.8. I thought straight up was much harder, around 5.9+, despite what the book said. The bolts are a bit far to lead from the right chimney-ish line, but is super fun on top rope. From the top of Boss Method you can access the anchors to Dumb Waiter to set up a top rope.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 11, 2010

I led this following the flake on the right side and traversed left above the 2nd bolt. The traverse was a bit sketch and felt like it hit the rating of 5.8. A little awkward to gain the anchors.
By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 9, 2013

I followed the bolts and felt it was pretty thin, in the 5.9 range, and I'm a good slab climber.

Watched other climbers do it to the left of the bolts in the cracks and flakes, they thought it was 5.7+/5.8- that way.
By jamesm
From: Canon City, Co
Apr 17, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A great place to get out of the weather and wind.
Nov 30, 2014

I agree with Rob & Arlo (above) - going straight up the slab section is slightly tougher than 5.8, maybe not quite 9+.

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