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Drop Your Cool, Tom Foolery 
El Corazon Del Loco 
Left Side 

Drop Your Cool, Tom Foolery 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Joseph Grubb and Alvino Pon, 2003
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 18, 2009
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Description 

This forced line follows the face to the left of "Left Side, 5.8". There are a number of difficult clips for those under 6 foot, and the major of difficulties have easier climbing within 2-3 feet. This route does get good early morning winter sun, though. Rap to the right looking down with a 60m rope. Don't lower....

It is worth doing maybe once....


Location 

Follow a line of bolts and pins up the left side of the wall.


Protection 

Draws....



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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 12, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem....
Most of the time if you blow the slab problem, you are headed for the ledge with a bent or hyper extended knee, I'd wager. There are certainly better routes to be had. What's more, if you are much below 5'10", the clips will be really tough, and the ledges that much more hungry for your ankles. Nice rock and all, but not a good climb.

By John Marsella
From: Berthoud, CO
May 9, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

There are 11 hangers + 2 chains at the top of this one. The lowest hanger has been removed (the bolt remains); I suppose this is to discourage belaying from a lower stance (from which a 60m lower would be impossible); lowering with a 70m from here just barely makes it.

I agree with Tony B re: height-dependent clipping ease. Some clips could be a stretch.

I thought this one was pretty fun, although some shrubbery on the route kinda sucks.