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Double Down is on the right side of south face of Surprising Crag, just left of Frictionary.
Climb a steep face past two bolts to a ledge. Angle up right to a second steep face, which can be climbed either left (5.9) or right (5.7) of the bolt line.
The crux is a thin face move past the first bolt; easier if you're tall. This move can be bypassed by climbing the corner to the right then stepping back left at the second bolt.
The entire route can be done as a 5.7 by climbing the corner right of the initial face and climbing the crack right of the upper face.
6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
Mike Amato cranking the crux face move past the fi...
Jenna at the top of Double Down.
Me on upper cracks of DD.
Jeremy belays me on Double Down (5.10a).
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Aug 21, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
A waste of good hardware. This is one of the most contrived routes in the park, and the bolts spoil the natural corner right next to it.
It felt like 5.8 without using the corner. I really wish people would think more carefully before bolting right next to natural lines. Not every square inch of rock needs a bolt.
|By Adam Kagy|
Jun 19, 2008
It's a shame that this was bolted. A prime example of the over bolting done at sport park...Other than that it's easily protected all the way to the anchors. Makes a nice first trad lead.
|By Matt Gates|
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Sep 1, 2008
Did the 7 crack variation with good gear all the way. Good beginner gear route.
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 3, 2009
By being bolted, you get to do one interesting face move at the start (I'm short, so getting to the good hands was a bit tenuous). After that, the route is uninteresting.
|By TJ Binkley|
From: Denver Co
Sep 21, 2010
Without the bolts up the face, the climb is less than inspiring...fun/bouldery start if you can "suffer" through the bolts.