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Side Dish 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ed Ash?, energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009  with updates from Jay Eggleston

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  • Description 

    This is currently the farthest left line. It has 3 bolts and probably 5.9 climbers might want additional traditional pro, but it can be led as a 5.8+/5.9 (5.6 R) climb without.

    Go up and find a brief crux between bolts 1 & 2. Some folks find no crux moves here. Find easy terrain with wide fingers cracks for protection. Some folks find the crux to be near the 3rd bolt. Clip a final bolt and reach for the 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks.

    This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Now others have provided the name, Side Dish. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.


    This is currently the farthest left route on this little buttress.


    3 bolts & a couple of fat fingers-sized cams or nuts.

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 22, 2010
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    There is ground fall potential from below the 3rd bolt in the gear placement range if you opt not to take gear. The climbing there is easy though. This is the least good of all the routes.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jul 28, 2014
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    I think the crux on this is right by the 3rd bolt. I was surprised how easy it felt between the 2nd and 3rd bolt after having read the description on here.
    By Larry Shaw 1
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 13, 2017

    This route felt like 5.7 climbing with one 5.8 move at the last bolt. I couldn't find any 5.9 moves on the route like the new guidebook suggests. Used a 0.4 BD halfway up, but the terrain is pretty easy in that section.

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