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Local Scoop, The 
M6 Corner 
M7 Crack 
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Mile 4 
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O'Donnell's Route 
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Ribbon, The 
Rusty Cage 
Senator Gulch 
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Skillet's Revenge 
Sky is Falling, The 
Skylight 
Slip Sliding Away 
Slippery When Wet 
Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard) 
Talisman, The 
Tasty Talks 
Tourist Trap 
Troglodyte 
Wake Up Call 
Walk Irene, Submitted as Goodnight Irene 
Weak and the Weary 
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99 Problems 

M5-

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus: M5- [details]
FA: ??
New Route: Yes
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: erik wellborn on Feb 19, 2013
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Description 

"Got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one." Short and sweet, this is a fun pitch and a great intro to the trad mixed game. Unlike many of the mixed lines nearby, the rock and gear are good.

The route is located about 150 feet up road from Chockstone Chimney. Look for the obvious, right-facing corner. Approach up steep, bottomless snow (crux). Belay on a nice ledge, and ascend corner and face using a combo of jamming and good hooks.

There is a tree for belaying and rappel at the top of the route. It is possible to walk off skier's right.


Protection 

Single set of cams to 3", maybe extra finger-size pieces.



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Phil Wortmann and Doug Shepherd enjoying a nice warm-up.
Phil Wortmann and Doug Shepherd enjoying a nice wa...
Start of the route.
Start of the route.
A couple thin moves get you into the ice this year.
A couple thin moves get you into the ice this year...
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By Chacal
From: Ouray, CO
Feb 5, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 

Seconding Noah8000, but I found a cam#2 useful at the corner before the ice.

By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Feb 19, 2013

Nice route name. "Got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one..." would sound nicer in the title Unless you're worried about copyright infringement. Check out O-Dub's variation on the song.

By erik wellborn
From: manitou springs
Feb 20, 2013

Lyrics and music in general were never my strong point, Andy, so thanks for the correction. Enjoy the route!

By Noah8000
From: Vail, CO
Jan 3, 2014
rating: M5-

Pretty crazy this year. When I did this 2(?) years ago, there was absolutely no ice on it. It accepted great gear though. This year it is basically all ice and being lead with just ice screws.