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Direct North Boulder 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: FrankM on Jul 7, 2008

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Description 

Starts as a roof as you move up and right. Pull over the roof to ultra featured face climbing. The roof is the crux and a bit dicey if you're not a solid lead climber.

Location 

North side of Lowenbrau Pinnacle. Faces the lot at which you parked. Rap off top.

Protection 

Well placed 6 bolts to the top. Rap anchor at finish.


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By KraigP
Nov 19, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

this was my first out door sport lead. The start is the crux and a little scary for a beginning climber. However I onsited it no problem. Fun little climb
By Jason Partin
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great climb... the top is fun but relatively straight-forward 5.6ish to 5.7 climbing. I give it a 5.8 based on the tricky start, which requires precise placement, strength, and flexibility. It was nerve-racking even for our experienced climbers because the crux is early-on, with decking potential. Very much worth doing, I'd climb it again just for the enjoyment and flexibility training.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is known as "Diving Board" in the Kennedy-Hubbard guide. Great route that is far more mental than technical. Use a spotter until the leader clips the second bolt. A little hard for the grade.
By Michael G
Mar 15, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A key hold broke off above the overhang as my friend was cleaning the route. I'm giving it a 5.7+ because his new sequence looked harder than what I was able to do.
By Jason Partin
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 29, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8, but the roof and decking potential make this feel harder than 5.10+ routes in the same area.
By Dave Kos
Nov 17, 2014

Bouldery start with two bolts down low that don't really offer any protection. Easy climbing after pulling the roof. Initial move is probably 5.9