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Jumping the Gun S 
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Current Event 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ric Geiman, Bob Couchman
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Submitted By: Erik Tullberg on Aug 22, 2008

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Nearing the top....

Reopened after flood damage! MORE INFO >>>


A great, high angle, slab climb, it's all about the feet. The route alternates between smearing, ripple holds, and horizontal breaks. Limited handholds on the start. After the start, follow the rock incursion up and to the left. Then, follow a vertical crack to the anchors. (if you keep following the incursion, you'll be on Eddyline). 2 cruxes: shortly after the start and right before the end.


4th bolt line over to the right from "Re-thinking the Ethics" which is at the arching route at the very left end of the Ripple Wall. Just to the left of the fabulous Ripple Effect.


8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from rest on Current Event.
Looking down from rest on Current Event.
Rock Climbing Photo: About halfway up....
About halfway up....
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost there....
Almost there....

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By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 18, 2015


The storm on November 17, 2015 caused a significant rockfall on this route!

The right hand anchor bolt and chain was impacted by the rockfall and would be highly suspect!

The rockfall was about the size of a small car and took out several aspens at the base, right where you belay Current Event and Eddyline.

The source is between the two trees at the top and looks like there is additional loose rock.

I would avoid this route!!

Rock Climbing Photo: Eddyline and Current Event rockfall on 11/17/2015.
Eddyline and Current Event rockfall on 11/17/2015.

Rock Climbing Photo: Rockfall and damaged trees at base of Eddyline and...
Rockfall and damaged trees at base of Eddyline and Current Event.

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