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Chocolate Thunder 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler
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Submitted By: Glenn Schuler on Apr 15, 2008
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Description 

Approximately 100' to the right of the Reptile Butress is another... well, big brown buttress! You can't miss this one, 8 bolts take you up the left side of a brown prow.


Protection 

8 bolts plus the anchor next to the dead tree.



Photos of Chocolate Thunder Slideshow Add Photo
Turning the small roof before the headwall.
Turning the small roof before the headwall.
Dave Russell on the technical masterpiece - Chocolate Thunder.  Awesome route.
Dave Russell on the technical masterpiece - Chocol...
Mr. Dave in fine style.
Mr. Dave in fine style.
Dave on the redpoint.
Dave on the redpoint.
The lower section of the route, Dave Russell climbing.
The lower section of the route, Dave Russell climb...
Jonathan Schaffer likes the taste of Chocolate. Amazing man on an amazing route.
Jonathan Schaffer likes the taste of Chocolate. Am...
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By Kevin McLaughlin
From: Colorado Springs
Apr 30, 2008

This route is one of the very best at the Ridge. Steep and clean- technically engaging and continuous - this one is as good as they come .

By Ol' Toby
From: CO
Jun 10, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Excellent technical movement on incredible rock. Superb! The mantel at the roof before the headwall is a tad easier for shorter folks.

By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

I had more success on this climb than on many other routes at Thunder Ridge. I think it may have been because I was terrified of falling! My belayer was purposefully not looking at me, doing so would have caused him to stare directly into the sun! This is a good one for crisp temps.

One of my favorites at Thunder Ridge!

By Brent Butler
From: Del Norte, CO
Aug 14, 2013

I broke a hold @ 6th bolt. Probably not any more difficult now though. Sweet gnar the whole way.