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YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Gail Effron
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Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jan 1, 2002

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  • Description 

    The "sheer bolted face" mentioned in the "Another Unknown" (actually Dominator) description is a feature called The Clipboard. This is the middle of three routes. Left is a harder clip-up, and right is a finger crack with one bolt (Stigmata).

    The climbing is thin and devious, and it is a real struggle not to grovel right to the Stigmata crack. Nose to the bolts, it seems very stiff indeed. A TR can be easily set after doing Stigmata.


    5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

    Photos of The Clipboard Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up.
    Midway up.
    Rock Climbing Photo: It's a slab but it's not easy!
    It's a slab but it's not easy!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Marga Powell cruising up The Clipboard.  The crux ...
    Marga Powell cruising up The Clipboard. The crux ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Clipboard
    BETA PHOTO: Clipboard
    Rock Climbing Photo: Trying not to use the crack for the right foot. Th...
    Trying not to use the crack for the right foot. Th...

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    By S. Kimball
    Sep 26, 2002

    Although a sustained climb with excellent and varied holds, it is not 5.11c, possibly 5.10+ or 5.11-. The left hand Clipboard line is closer to 5.11c.
    By Chris Archer
    Oct 20, 2003
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    A pretty good short route, but not 11c. Significantly easier than the 11c to the right (Strange Science?)
    By Craig Quincy
    Dec 9, 2003
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    This is a nice face climb, but isn't harder than 5.11a.
    By Paul Hassett
    From: Aurora CO
    Aug 8, 2004
    rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    Just did this route today, and have done a bunch of routes up at this crag. I am not sure if the folks claiming .11a stayed in the "Stigmata" crack for a while longer, but I tried to stay left, or true to the bolts, and found the moves quite consistent for the grade. While small holds are not really my forte, I can usually onsight this grade, and had a hard time even with the redpoint. Then again, could be a reach thing.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 22, 2005
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    11c... as in FM on the Elephant's?
    Harder than Aerospace in Eldo?
    Nah... 11a. It is simila to 'The Scientist' at Plotinus, a climb which I would have upgraded against consensus.

    This is thin face climbing on excellent (or better) rock and if it were a full pitch long (3 times longer than it is) it would be a bona-fide classic, but as it stands it has to be listed as simply 40' of the best rock around...a measured compliment.
    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Sep 18, 2010
    rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    I'd call it 11b straight up the bolt line. Great movement and exciting finish right before the mantle.
    By Andrew Shoemaker
    From: Olympia, WA
    Jun 17, 2011
    rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    I found this route to be much easier than Strange Science down on middle wall...even if you stay true to the bolt line. I stayed left and straight up the bolts and it felt like .11b to me.
    By pfwein
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 13, 2017

    I started in crack and cut left where it seemed obvious to do so--I know you can stay "nose to the bolts", but that seems rather contrived, and it's a nice climb to do. It however feels natural.

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