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Bazooka 

A3 R

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus: A3 [details]
FA: Kyle Copeland, Mark Hirt, 1983
Page Views: 442
Submitted By: neil chelton on Dec 30, 2010

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  • Description 

    This tricky little aid line follows the thin seam between the routes 'Gullwing' and 'Seam'. Free climb up the beginning of Gullwing to a ledge with a small tree. Step to the right side of the ledge and aid up the seam to an ancient bolt (A2+ R). Very delicately continue up the seam in a constant state of wide-eyed fear, precariously placing an intricate series of marginal body-weight pieces with increased bamboozling, mind-boggling difficulty, whilst trying not to load your pants or think about the rather serious ledge fall potential below, until finally it is possible to place a small cam at the top (A3R). Pull up onto the ledge and rappel from the bolted anchors of Zimbra.

    Protection 

    A few nuts and cams up to 2", beaks, RURPs, heads, thin blades, hooks, micro nuts, helmet.


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    Neil high up on Bazooka.
    Neil high up on Bazooka.

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    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Jan 1, 2011

    Is aid climbing with a hammer legal in the Flatirons??
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jan 1, 2011

    "Is aid climbing with a hammer legal in the Flatirons??"
    It is legal as long as nothing is left "fixed" in place.
    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Jan 2, 2011

    How hard would this be as a free climb? Any guesses?
    By neil chelton
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 2, 2011

    There is no fixed gear on this route, and it is possible to hand-place almost all of the pitons.

    I think it could go free at a much harder grade than I can climb, perhaps hard 5.12. The rock isn't as solid as you might like it to be and it would definitely be X-rated.