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Family Values 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Scott Edwards, 2006
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Submitted By: Ryan Carlino on Apr 9, 2006

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Description 

This is a short (50'-60') 4-bolt route on the SW corner of Kindergarten. The bolts are new-looking, but there is an older-looking blue sling hanging from a 2-bolt anchor.

I've never seen the route listed in a book or online. I know nothing of its history. Feel free to comment on its grade.

The route climbs fairly positive holds on solid rock. There is no opportunity for other gear, but the bolts are closely spaced by Garden standards.

Location 

On the far south end of the west face of Kindergarten (Cathedral) Rock. From the South Side Topropes, just hike around the end and it's the first bolted route you'll come to. There is a platform of sandy ground to begin from.

Protection 

4 new bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with a blue sling hanging on it.


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Another shot.  All four bolts are visible.
BETA PHOTO: Another shot. All four bolts are visible.
Kimberly on Family Values.
Kimberly on Family Values.
Unknown climber on route.  You can see a guy near the toprope area on the far right.
Unknown climber on route. You can see a guy near ...
Here's the route.  You can see the blue webbing hanging from the anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Here's the route. You can see the blue webbing ha...
My good buddy Brit doing his first lead EVER.
My good buddy Brit doing his first lead EVER.
Alexandra starting the unclaimed TR to the left of Family Values.
Alexandra starting the unclaimed TR to the left of...
Alexandra climbing Family Values.
Alexandra climbing Family Values.
Karen above the first bolt.
Karen above the first bolt.

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By loc
From: colorado springs co
Apr 28, 2006

It's more like a 5.7, if that. Really easy climb.
By Ryan Carlino
Apr 28, 2006

It's 5.7 now in the description. I thought it looked easier than 5.9.
By Scott Edwards
Oct 31, 2007

I put this route up in the winter of '06 and never reported it. I called it "Family Values"-.6/.7, due to the chill hangout spot at the bottom (good for my toddler son at the time), the zero approach (for the wife), and I bolted in a way so my daughter would have a good route for one of her first leads (this was put up before Red Rock Canyon was open). It's short but pretty fun. Hope people enjoy.
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 28, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Climbed route today with my wife. All four bolts still look good, as do the anchors. The sling is gone. Overall a fun route, just wish it were longer.
By ThreeDee
From: colorado springs, co
Sep 8, 2010

A really easy, fun route. The wind can be a bit much at times, but overall it's a nice short climb. Last time I was there, about two weeks ago, the hanger on the second bold was missing.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 18, 2010

Guess I need to climb this again, thought it was more like 5.6. Fun route, though. Thanks, Scott.

Once you have the TR set up, there's a nice line that starts farther left, and goes pretty much straight up past some questionable holds. Fun and definitely at least 5.7. Be careful not to crank off the big flake 2/3 the way up.
By hwendlandt
Sep 15, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I pulled off a pretty big chunk of rock (20" x 6") just below the first bolt, which led to a pretty good deck. That doesn't make it much harder, but just be warned that obvious left angle feature is weak.