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The Convict 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sam Trautman, Rachel Lynn, and Zach Orenczak, 2008
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Submitted By: Christina kalb on Jul 20, 2014

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Stemming near the top of the route!

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>


The Convict is a wide chimney. Enter from the top of a rock. You may be able to reach the first bolt before starting, which would keep you from falling down into the chimney. It starts as a back and foot chimney that progressively widens to wild stemming at the top.


This is on the southwest side of The Maze.


7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of The Convict Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Two thumbs up.
Two thumbs up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing lichen.
Amazing lichen.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fantastic awkardness.
Fantastic awkardness.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just entering into the chimney.
Just entering into the chimney.
Rock Climbing Photo: About midway up the route.
About midway up the route.

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From: Denver Colorad
Sep 14, 2014

The bolted route left of this in the chimney is Cosmic Quarantine, 5.8+, also really nice and worth doing if you do The Convict.
By Todd Ra
From: Golden
Jul 25, 2015

I'd recommend dropping down into the chimney and climbing up from there. Makes the route just that much more amazing! Definitely one of my favorite sport routes due to its sheer uniqueness.
By Mike Olson
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 26, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route - I thought Cosmic Quarantine was definitely more heady. I would swap the ratings.
By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 3, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route for beginning chimney/stemming climbers. More experienced climbers may find it overbolted, but beginners will enjoy the close proximity of the bolts.

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