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Ugly Stick 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Apr 16, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the first two bolts to the first set of...


This climb was bolted generously, because it is long, steep, and a little bit rotten; hence the name.


This lies to the right of Winter Warmer.


You'll need a 70 meter rope and 16 draws to reach the triple Winch Hook anchors (clip & go convenience). Ring anchors have also been installed on the ledge 12 meters up, after the first two bolts, to accommodate parties with shorter ropes.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ugly Stick.
BETA PHOTO: Ugly Stick.
Rock Climbing Photo: Not the best topo of Ugly Stick, but enough to hel...
Not the best topo of Ugly Stick, but enough to hel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Carly Richards top-roping off of Suzy Williams' le...
Carly Richards top-roping off of Suzy Williams' le...
Rock Climbing Photo: About halfway up "Ugly Stick".
About halfway up "Ugly Stick".
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up.
Midway up.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Apr 18, 2006

Fun route and maybe the longest at Table. Bring your 70m rope and watch out for loose rock up high.
By Dan Dalton
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 18, 2007

Awesome route, and definitely a little long. The more traffic this route sees the better, since it will clear up any remaining loose pieces. Some of the rocks look a little loose, but are actually pretty solid. Fun and LONG route. Would like to lead this next time I am on it.

By Matt Gates
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Apr 16, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Well done! Interesting climb bottom to top. About two thirds up is where the business started for me. The character of the rock changes, and you have to pull over a weird bulge. Bottom crack was excellent as well. The burliest moves are in the crack, but you are still fresh then. Belay from the anchors and have your second trail a rope up if you do not have a 70m rope. Still some loose stuff to be cleaned, but it's not too bad.

Edit 11/24/2007: Managed to "clean" a bowling bowl off this on lead. There are still some rotten sections, so be vigilant.
By stickit
May 10, 2007

It's cleaned up well, so go climb it. It's a worthy route and proof that size really does matter....and that there is more to climb higher up on N Table. Thx, Kirk.
By Jimn Seiler
From: North Platte, NE
Jun 3, 2007

Kirk - I met you up at Table about 2 months ago, and you told me about this climb. I will be doing it this week, and I just wanted to thank you for your thoughtful work.
From: Wherever we park!
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a fun route. Nice to get airy for once at table. Pretty clean considering the length.
By kevin fox
From: parker
Nov 15, 2008
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

The route was great. Definitely interesting at the top. I think it was you, Mark R and your significant others that were doing Stick It To The Man today. Able and your other dog kept my dog entertained today. Thanks for putting up such a good route.
By dave watosky
Jan 16, 2009

Great route. Still pebbles coming off and I made a big mistake pushing off on a dark block about sixty feet off. Moved quite a bit. Should have looked around more. It's right before the first bulge. I was lucky it didn't go. My mistake. Be careful.
By Kirk Miller
From: Golden, CO
Jun 28, 2009

The loose block and associated loose rock have been removed. Thanks for the heads up, Dave.
By Dwight Jugornot
From: Arvada, Co.
Feb 3, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Loooooong. Every foot of my Blue Water 70. No move harder than about 10 minus but just relentlessly at the grade and then overhung at the end. Sheesh! What a blast. The endurance factor bumps the grade, not the moves.
By JShin
From: Centennial, CO
Nov 30, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

One of the best routes I've ever done. Thanks, Kirk.
By AJ Appezzato
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Jan 2, 2016

Does anyone know if the anchors to this route are accessible from the top?
I am curious if one can just walk to the top and enjoy a fun but not short rappel, then walk a path back to the main parking lot.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 16, 2017

A 70m rope and 16 draws...that's a long one.

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