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The Rose 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Stewart Green, Mike Heinrichs, Martha Morris
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Submitted By: Brian Collins on Jan 22, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Route with Alyssa at the anchors, just below the t...

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This is a corner system (yes - an actual corner/crack at RRCOS) on the left side of the face. Head straight up to first bolt, then work your way into the corner system from left hand side up past third bolt to small ledge. Proceed straight up as slab tapers off to anchors.


This is the leftmost climb of three at the Whale's Tail.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Rose.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rose - route is left of bolt/rope line.  Note ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chad Moore at the top on anchors.
Chad Moore at the top on anchors.
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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 18, 2009

Something must have broken off at the crux. The crux felt harder than anything on the 5.9 on this wall, though the rest felt easy.
By Ben Burnett
From: Colorado
Oct 3, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Better and cleaner than it looks - not really a crack though.
By Michael Neuder
From: Colorado Springs, Co
Apr 17, 2011

Cool climb. Interesting through the crux section and nice view from the top.
By Daniel H. Bryant
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 27, 2013

Fun route, somewhat sustained if you follow along the bolts. Ok, people, the rap rings on this route are showing some serious wear, stop being lazy, stop lowering and top roping from them. Top rope from your own gear, you'll feel better about yourself in the long run.
By Brad Gone
Mar 20, 2014

By Jacob Williams
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 27, 2014

Did this yesterday, anchor is back with chains (thanks to Stewart Green, I think). Didn't have any problems, a nice 5.7 with a flat area on the bottom for the dogs to lay in the shade.
By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Aug 13, 2015

Seemed pretty reasonable to be able to set up a top rope without leading it. Just scramble up about 50ft left of the route. There's a tree right about the anchors about 20ft also if needed.

Found going directly to the second bolt to be the crux, I went left and just clipped the third bolt instead on lead. There is however a good clipping stance for the second bolt, just didn't see it until I came down.
By Cyril Multhauf
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 19, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We just hit this route up the other day.

Most of the party found it easier to top out the left hand side of the crux which is just around the first/ second bolt.

Good route, the whole area is chossy, so I dont know if this was meant to be easier and is getting progressive harder over time.
By Paul Vervalin
Apr 3, 2016

Climbed this today. The route is in good shape. Bolts are all solid (no spinners). Anchors and chains in good shape. The route is definitely a stout 5.7. This is really nice as so many other climbs just have that "one" tough move while the rest is easier. If you want to feel like you're "climbing" the entire route, this is a fun one. Climb safe!

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