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Where's Ron 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob D & Greg Hand, 3/22/2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Mar 22, 2010

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Kevin just below the crux section.

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  • Description 

    We waited for Ron, but he never showed up!

    Solo up easy rock to first bolt where the rock steepens. Follow the right-facing dihedral. Move at 3rd bolt might be harder for short people. After 4th bolt, follow easy rock (to the left of the bush) and up then right to the anchors for Release the Kraken.

    Location 

    Begin as for Tinnitus, and aim for the right-facing dihedral just right of the Tinnitus line of bolts.

    Protection 

    4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. This uses the same anchor as Release the Kraken.


    Photos of Where's Ron Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The crux area, at about the second visible bolt.
    BETA PHOTO: The crux area, at about the second visible bolt.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Hannah Colorado getting out.
    Hannah Colorado getting out.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Leo finishing the crux section on Where's Ron.
    Leo finishing the crux section on Where's Ron.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Small slab routes.
    Small slab routes.

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Apr 23, 2010
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Some pretty good climbing in the middle but a little less great up high and down low.
    Also, the grade is pretty high considering. It felt 5.9 or maybe 10a. I can't give it 10c for sure, because my benchmarks are Tagger, Grandmother's Challenge, Outer Space, etc....
    By Ivan Rezucha
    From: Fort Collins, CO
    Jan 16, 2011
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Of the routes on this lower right wall of Bihedral, I enjoyed this the most despite the somewhat chossy rock. It climbed like a trad climb and felt a bit airy. We traversed left to the Tinnitus anchors rather than scrambling way up right to the Release the Kraaken anchors.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Dec 2, 2013
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I thought this was true to its 10c rating. I agree with Tony that it is not as hard as some of the Eldo 10cs, but for Boulder Canyon, I think it is rated about right. The crux is really short, but it is a fairly difficult move.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Feb 28, 2014
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I did this route again today with a partner, not solo, and it seemed easier. Maybe 10a.
    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Apr 22, 2015

    Fun. Be gentle with the undercling flake near the crux. It's helpful, but if someone yards on it, it's gone.

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