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Woods Quarry
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Diatribe TR 
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YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b X

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Apr 5, 2002

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This is for the semi-obscure aficionados. This is a feature that sees little traffic. This scar in the landscape has yielded a few, briefly-pleasant, 65-degree-angle slab climbs. Approach via the Mesa trail from NCAR or Chataqua. There is a faint trail to its base, not too far from the Mesa Trail.

This is the route up the middle of the slab, right of Non-Friction and left of Quarry Wall. It is perhaps the best route on the wall for the climbing.

Follow tiny edges up this smooth face that make you appreciative of the low angle of the rock. Perhaps the Flatiron equivalent to Glacier Point Apron? You can belay off the anchors of Quarry Wall or the trees above.


50-60m rope. You can TR from the anchors on Quarry Wall or with 2 ropes from the trees above.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The hardest published climb on this wall by a significant margin.
Significatly harder than the similarly rated 'The Middle Way' just left a few lines. Fun though.
By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2007
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c X

There are 4 (or 5) chopped bolts following the seam all the way to the top. It's the hardest line, and a shame since there are bolts all over this wall now anyway.

In Rossiter's book it says to traverse R to the anchors, but on a TR, you can enjoy the cruxy blankness up top and fully follow that seam to the trees.
By Rodger Raubach
Apr 30, 2011
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X

A climb worth the hike up to the quarry. Good technique builder. I did this one in old Kronhofer Kletterschues. Seemed pretty thin, BITD!
By Rodger Raubach
Apr 30, 2011
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X

An additional note on this area: watch for rattlesnakes! I've seen a prairie rattler in the rocks near the base.
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