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The Burning Bush 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Josh Pollock and Lindsay Huck Clark
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Mar 24, 2015  with updates from Tim Cooney

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Katie Kelble on the sharp end at age 10 in her pjs...


This route is a bit slabby, but the holds are good. They are mostly small edges. The slab does not look very featured, but there are holds to be found. The hardest part is at about the third bolt. Mainly the difficulty comes from small edges. It is probably the better of the two 5.7s on this face.


This route is on the left side of the crag to the right of "Irie". Start just right of a large pine tree at the base.

Descend from the anchor on top.


Seven bolts and a two bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The upper half of the route.  Katie - age 10.
The upper half of the route. Katie - age 10.
Rock Climbing Photo: A view from the left.
BETA PHOTO: A view from the left.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route.
BETA PHOTO: The route.
Rock Climbing Photo: The belay area.
BETA PHOTO: The belay area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Katie K. Oct 2014.
Katie K. Oct 2014.

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By Josh
From: Golden, CO
Mar 30, 2015

The route was named for the small shrub growing to the right of the line at 2/3 height, which had brilliant red leaves at the time of the FA. For full value, stay just to the left of the bolt line until the top.
By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Apr 12, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Sorry Josh - I have to disagree - this is not a 3 star route. We all agreed it was MAYBE 1. It's uneventful and still really dirty. It's bolted well and is a nice, easy warmup for the harder stuff in the area or a good lead for new leaders. Will be a nice line once cleaned up and will likely warrant a star.
By Seb303
From: Denver, CO
Apr 25, 2016

I'd give it two (2) stars. Nice, crimpy, 5.7 climbing.
By Paul Deger
From: Colorado
Jun 12, 2016

Another nice ToZ route in the shade. If shorter (5'6"), some moves with high feet and low hands. If stay on route, clean with no lichen. Some flakes that are questionable- give a good tap before trust.
By Andre Oktav
From: Golden, Colorado
Aug 23, 2017

The 1st hanger got loose when I went there last weekend (8/20/2017).

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