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Three Little Pigs 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Alber, '98
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Aug 2, 2007

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    This cleverly named pitch has three "5.11" sections broken up by no hands rest ledges. It is the next route left from Mother Goose. The bottom is awkward and slightly dangerous and the top is slabby and uninspiring. Don't waste your time.


    8 quickdraws and 2 more for the anchors.

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    By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
    From: Colorado Springs, CO
    May 11, 2010
    rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R

    I found the first two cruxes of the route very fun. They make the route well worth doing. I did find that the third bolt was a dangerous clip. Unless you're about 5'8" or taller, you can't clip from the stance on the ledge. A fall from that ledge would involve hitting the ledge then going headfirst/rolling off onto the deck. The third crux was somewhat frustrating as the clip was too high for me to get from the good ledge. The third crux is suitable for a colder, stickier day. I suggest adding a bolt between the 2nd and 3rd existing bolts or stick-clipping to the 3rd.
    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Aug 6, 2010
    rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    The climbing on it was pretty good, but the bolting was idiotic. The second bolt forces a contrived clipping crux. Poorly bolted. Interesting granite pockets too, but I guess I'm several years too late to the party.
    By Paul Donald Andrews
    From: Nederland, Co.
    Sep 4, 2010
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    We top roped this climb after leading Mother Goose and really enjoyed it. An onsight lead of this climb would be a bold and dangerous undertaking. The first crux is protected well enough, I guess, but Ben is right. Clipping that second bolt would raise the difficulty a letter grade. At the second 11 move, that bolt is really a stretch. Lauren has it right when she points out the out of reach bolts at both the second and third 11 sections. It looks like one has to climb halfway through the third crux before the clip can be made. That said, the steep upper wall had some really good moves similar to the crux moves on "The Other One". Our plan is to try the lead with quickdraws in place. In no way was this climb a waste of time. Even guys watching from the Big Dipper said it looked like fun. Just top rope it first.
    By Jarred Cleerdin
    Jul 24, 2011
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Must do, what a blast! This one is way chill if your 6 foot or taller for the high clips. Shorter folks would definitely have a R rated lead ahead of them.
    By Benten
    From: Denver
    Aug 18, 2011

    This was my first 5.11 onsight, and I am 5'7". No big deal, if you're jumpin' on 11's, it's an easy 11. The clip is shitty but not insecure.

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