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The Nickelpup 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: BJ Sbarra, Lynn Sanson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: BJ Sbarra on Dec 19, 2011

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Lucas just above the roof on Nickelpup.


Start in a shallow corner, then move right at the first bolt. Climb up to a ledge, then follow the crack in a corner to a hand rail. Traverse right, then pull through the roof on huge holds. Ascend easier climbing to the top. It is fun the whole way.


This is the next route left of Step Up to the Flake, but before Thin and Crispy. It shares a start with an undone project that goes left.


10 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up the crack. This route is so much fun.
Moving up the crack. This route is so much fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tracy Wilson below the roof on the Nicklepup.
Tracy Wilson below the roof on the Nicklepup.

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Dec 19, 2011

In memory of our dog, Sarah Nicklepup, who died unexpectedly last spring. She loved the Pup Tent!
By Bryan Gall
From: New Castle, CO
Mar 22, 2012

It really is a shame to see bolts next to that crack; it would eat up gear, but bolts are convenient. I'd wanted to go up that feature for a while but never found the time. The holds pulling through the roof may be suspect; be careful, that diving board feature seems cemented in well for now, but it feels really spooky trusting it. Sorry about the pup; my dogs have loved main elk too.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Mar 23, 2012

Bryan - For sure the crack could take a couple pieces of gear, but as this is predominantly a sport crag, after talking to several others who have put up routes here, we decided to bolt it.

Also, I pried and hammered on the diving board for a long time, and it seemed quite solid, like the same choss band on Step up to the Flake, Puppy Love, Hanu, etc. Certainly something to keep an eye on though!

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