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By KM Klimbin
From Denver, CO
Jan 14, 2013
flatiron

my partner and I were trying to think if there were any decent 5.8-10 inverted/overhung sport routes in the front range. Only ones I could think of were maybe in the canal zone in clear creek.

trad reccs work too....any suggestions?


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Jan 14, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

Which routes are overhung at canal zone? The only one I can think of is the dumb 11a on the far left...


black dog

dog breath

Too! (1st pitch)

the norwand (1st pitch)

face full o bush


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Jan 14, 2013
Stabby

Not to be a nag, but we don't really use the word inverted. OH routes are typically just called steep. And sorry, I have no ides for you either. The steeps at Castlewood start around mid .11
Edit- there's a toprope or 2 out of the Nautilus Cave at Morrison that I think are 5.9-ish


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By Ian Stewart
Jan 14, 2013

Inverted? Wouldn't that mean you're moving down instead of up? I just call that falling.


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By PRRose
From Boulder
Jan 14, 2013

People's Choice


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By JCM
From Henderson, NV
Jan 14, 2013

Inverted climbing:



Generally not available in 5.10.


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By gunter
Jan 15, 2013

+1 for peoples choice, and under 5.10


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By KM Klimbin
From Denver, CO
Jan 15, 2013
flatiron

JCM - those were generally my thoughts too. Which is why I figured this might be a good spot to check. Thanks for all the beta folks!


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Jan 15, 2013
Just a teaser

+1 for Face full of bush in CCC 10d and Peoples choice.
Lawsuit in CCC 10- while not great it gets you on your arms
Nice Ride in CCC 9++ gives you some good exposure on the roof pitch, but this route does require some trad gear.


The doors open up a lot more at the 5.11 grade. Just to name a few officer friendly, hanging judge, hot dogg, skipping stones, curvaceous, Kloof in Eldo (calling that thing 10d is bullshit!), psychosis direct in eldo and a lot of other fun "overhanging routes".


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