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L to R R to L Alpha
99 Problems T 
Bird Brain Boulevard T 
Blood and Spit T 
Cavegina S 
Chock Up Another One T 
Chockstone Chimney T 
Chopped Suey T 
Choppo's Chimney T 
Cinnamon and Cider S 
Cleft, The 
Czech Mate T 
Desperado  T 
Dirty Bird 
Dirty Minds T 
Dumpster Diver S 
Fistful of Steel S 
Fractured Fairytales T 
Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It T 
Going Retro S 
Goldline S 
Hairy Devil T 
House/Kennedy Chimney, The T 
Just Another Duncan Route T 
Killer Pillar T 
Local Scoop, The S 
Lola's Leap S 
M6 Corner T 
M7 Crack T 
Maid to Order S 
Mile 4 S 
Negligent Behavior T 
O'Donnell's Route 
Paco's Chewy  S 
Racing Stripe (Left) T 
Racing Stripe (Right) T 
Ribbon, The T 
Rusty Cage T 
Senator Gulch T,TR 
Shattered Dreams 
Skillet's Revenge 
Sky is Falling, The S 
Skylight T 
Slip Sliding Away T 
Slippery When Wet T 
Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard) T 
Subterfuge T 
Talisman, The T 
Tasty Talks T 
Thick Scull Thoroughfare T 
Tourist Trap 
Troglodyte S 
Troutman/Rodent, The T 
Vulgar Display of Power T 
Wake Up Call T 
Walk Irene, Submitted as Goodnight Irene T 
Weak and the Weary T 
Unsorted Routes:

The Troutman/Rodent 

M5 R

Type:  Trad, Mixed, 5 pitches, 800', Grade III
Original: M5 R [details]
FA: Troutman, Steven Van Sickle
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter/Spring
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Submitted By: Steven VanSickle on May 16, 2014

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"Rodent" leading pitch one.

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This is another scrappy Camp Bird, multi-pitch route. It has fun, steep, groove climbing with gear where you need it.


The route starts at the top of a snow cone in the steeper rock gully immediately left of "Negligent Behavior". Stem and pull on turf up the groove for 5 to 6 pitches. After the last crux at the top, coil ropes and hike up and left. Rappel off of trees down the buttress via fixed slings.


Bring a single set of cams from TCUs to #3 Camalot, a few pins, and a set of nuts.

Photos of The Troutman/Rodent Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Trout arriving at the first belay.
Trout arriving at the first belay.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3.
Pitch 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes are in red.
BETA PHOTO: Routes are in red.

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By Jay 1975
From: Bonedale,CO
May 17, 2014

Troutman! What up?!
By salmo trutta
Nov 3, 2014

This is a cool mixed voyage up natural grooves. The first ascent was done in a May snowstorm, which complimented the scrappy nature of the route. Be warned: protection on the upper pitches is limited, and the climbing is thought provoking throughout. As with all routes in this area, be ready to run it out.

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