The proposed route is on the West Face of The Slab and takes an independent line between the routes Sooper Kreem 13a, on the left and Undertow 12b, on the right. It will take a line varying from between 10 and 30 feet from either route, never being possible to climb or clip bolts on the other two routes. I believe it will need 12 protection bolts and 2 anchor bolts.
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The proposed route is on the West Face of The Hand just left of the route New Saigon and will become the left most route on the wall. It has been red pointed on top rope at 5.10a and will make a nice warm up for the adjacent routes. It is approximately 45 feet long. The crux of the route starts off the ground and may require a stick clip due to the nature of the terrain.
The proposed new route goes straight up a beautiful face for 40 feet to a ledge, about 15 feet of easier climbing up the ledge lead to an overhang. Once over the overhang, a rising traverse left leads to a rounded arête to the top. There is no natural protection on the route except on the ledge. One gear placement in this section could protect the run-out from the bolts on the lower half until you clipped the first bolt on the top half.
I first started climbing in the Flatirons in high school in the early ‘90s when my friends and I would tromp through the woods and test our very limited climbing skills. During those early experiences, I began to appreciate how much it means to climb and recreate in such a beautiful setting. Later on, I […]
Vice President of the FCC I’m best categorized as a generalist. In 40 years of climbing, I have been fortunate to climb in Patagonia, the Alaska Range, the Canadian Rockies, the French and Swiss Alps, and the major U.S. alpine ranges. From Grade VI to 10 foot boulder problems, from major cragging destinations to the […]
FCC Secretary Joseffa started climbing in 1992 and has been addicted to climbing ever since. She learned to lead with the Purdue Outing Club in the Red River Gorge and other local crags. Joseffa then moved to Atlanta and enjoyed learning traditional climbing at places like Tennessee Wall and many beautiful crags in North Carolina. […]
FCC Board I have been climbing in the Front Range since moving to Boulder two decades ago. Countless days climbing, bouldering, hiking and trail running in the Flatirons have impressed upon me just how unique and fragile the environment around Boulder really is. I am really happy to be volunteering for the FCC, helping maintain […]
Chris Weidner moved to Boulder in 2001 for a summer job as a climbing guide. His love for the local climbing and its community has kept him here ever since. He’s served on the FCC Board since 2008.
I first came to Boulder around 1981 on a climbing trip with my father and I instantly fell in love with the Flatirons. I have lived in Boulder on and off since (earning a Geology degree from CU in ’96) and on a full time basis starting in the fall of ’07. I have been […]
I’ve been climbing in Boulder since 1989 when I first discovered Eldorado and the Flatirons. On my first trip to Boulder, a friend suggested I solo the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Flatirons on a day that he was unavailable, and he copied topos and drew detailed maps for me of the lines and the descents. […]
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