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Trigger Happy 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Greg Mayer, 1991
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Submitted By: Kaner on Nov 29, 2006

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"Start 90' uphill of Battery Powered, below a seam leading through the left edge of a large varnished patch shaped roughly like Australia. Scamper past 5 bolts to a chain anchor. A good route."
Borrowed from Todd Swain's Classic Rock Climbs: Red Rocks.


90' uphill from Battery Powered, on the left side of "Australia"


5 bolts, chain anchors

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By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Apr 22, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Loved it! Even had a move or two of cracktasticness...
By Steve Lineberry
From: Charlotte, NC
Jan 2, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

A .5 c4 before the ledge and a .4 c4 at the ledge seemed to fit well to keep you from possibly decking at 30ft.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 9, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

On 2/8/11, the ASCA replaced 5 protection bolts and the anchors on this climb with 1/2" x 3.5" 5-piece bolts. The anchors were equipped with Fixe double ring hangers.
By Michel le Duff
Oct 18, 2016
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

A hold must have broken off just as you enter the dark patch... Definitely not 10a any more. The rest of the climb is super fun.
Could use a single bolt to protect the mantle down low. Why have to high ball or use pro on what is obviously a sport climb?
By Jarek Tuszynski
Oct 21, 2016

Climbed it on 2016-10-17 and the climb seemed to be in 5.10 range. Michel le Duff commented that it might have lost some holds around the lower part of the dark patch. I thought the holds were fine just not in the crack but a foot to the left in the left edge of the dark patch.

I also found need for gear to protect the lower 30 feet until you get to the first bolt quite annoying. The climbing is easy (~5.5) but it should be considered a mixed route.

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