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Fondon't 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brad Winters, 2003?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Jan 21, 2006

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Leon Islas starting the route.

Description 

The flake on the outside of the cave area, just right from the easy route.

I don't have FA information or route name but will be happy to add them.

Protection 

I used a Bigbro to protect the start but a good spot is probably sufficient. Above this you'll need a standard rack - nothing unusual.


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Leon near the top.
Leon near the top.
Brian Verhulst atop the Flake.
Brian Verhulst atop the Flake.

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By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 30, 2009

I started on the right side of this flake to avoid the wide section, then crossed to the left at mid-height. Still about the same rating. Very enjoyable climbing.
The stack of loose blocks on the top will rattle and rattle you. They may not last many more years, and I would not suggest ever putting a cam behind them.
By coop
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Mar 29, 2010

The right side had a nice, crumbling flake that I cleaned off. Glad I knocked on it first, because 1 downward pull was all it took to launch it off.
By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Sep 8, 2010

I also started on the right and crossed over due to a lack of Bigbros. It was fun, but wow this is one scary death boulder that will pop if some one tries to protect in it, and I would say the crux is the face moves from the right to left right at that flake but fun and worth doing.
By Brad Winters
Oct 8, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I put up this cute, little route a long time ago (2003?) and called it Fondon't. At the time I had a penchant for things that leaned up against walls so it just had to be done. It adds to moderates in this area though.
By Jean Spencer
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2013

I also started in the right crack section and traversed left. These moves can be well protected with a #4 high in the right crack before stepping down and over onto the face.