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The Hourglass 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob and Carrie Robertson
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on Apr 5, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Hourglass.


The route trends left then back right to stand on top of pillar just before the last bolt to the anchors. The best part of the route is getting to the anchors.


This is the route about 40' right of 'Leaning Tower'.

A short path up to the base from the cliff-base trail leads to the route.


8 bolts, bolted anchors.

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By Bob Robertson
Apr 6, 2010

Bob and Carrie Robertson did the first ascent.
By AaronInTheVan
From: Boulder
Jan 4, 2012

I think that it's rare to get an overhung 5.8, subtlely overhung but overhung nonetheless. Fun Route.
By Brian Dougherty
From: Pueblo, Colorado
May 7, 2013

This route has some awkward moves for an 8, and the top anchor move is not good. The ledge is not good to stand on to anchor in, and there is only a bad sidepull to hold on to.
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jan 20, 2014

Not sure if it's very 5.8 at the mini-roof... maybe .9. Still a good warm-up!

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