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Tourist Extravagance 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Bob Boucher and Bob Sandafer, 1962, FFA: Christian Griffith, 1985
Season: spring/fall
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Submitted By: bhoran on Jan 5, 2009

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    Climbs the micro-thin vertical slab past two bolts and a pin, moving eventually left to the first belay station on Country Club Crack.


    Located on the Castle Rock's east face's far left side, right and around the corner from Country Club Crack's first pitch. Climbs the micro-thin vertical slab past two bolts and a pin, moving eventually left to the first belay station on Country Club Crack.



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    By j wharton
    Nov 13, 2016

    This is an awesome little route deserving of more attention. Similar in style, albeit much harder, to the "first" pitch of CCC.

    I'm not sure if it has lost holds since the FFA, but it's definitely 5.13 in its current state. I'd call the opening boulder V8 or V9. It involves a tricky stab to a mono and then a creative gaston/thumb catch. This sequence will be very hard for the short.

    The upper half of the pitch consists of fun 5.12 finger crack climbing. Bring a single set to 0.75 and a few small wires for the crack portion. Move right (not left) at the top of the crack to an anchor on Radio Armada.

    It would be easy to work the opening boulder problem on toprope from the anchor atop "pitch one" of CCC with a few directionals.
    By John Peterson
    Jan 12, 2017

    This used to be a fun little pitch of aid back in the day. I'd like to add a shout out to Bob Sandefer who was my instructor back in 1971 when I took the Colorado Mountain Club climbing class. This is the only route I know of with his name on it, but he climbed many obscure routes back in the '60s without recording them. Bob had a prodigious knowledge of little known (at the time) climbing areas and left only an occasional fixed pin in the cracks to remind us of his many ascents.

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