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Get Insurance 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1997
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 15, 2001

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Description 

Get Insurance fires up the corner and crack system 20 feet left of Get a Job on the South-facing slab of Highlander. Established as a two pitch route, with belay anchors at 60 feet, Get Insurance climbs quite well as a single long pitch. The first section, P1 if done as two pitches, runs through the corner system at 5.7 or 5.8 on mixed gear. Wired stoppers and a full range of Friends will do the job. The second part heads right off the belay at 5.10 through a crack and corner system. Alternatively, one can head left off the belay for a 5.7 trad pitch called Get a Life. Both are good pitches, but the 5.10 comes with a higher recommendation for the more interesting moves and better continuity.

Two raps descend to the ground with a 50m rope.


Protection 

Bring a full rack and a 50m rope.



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By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
May 3, 2003

Agree with the difficulty rating, a big more strenous than the other 10a's at the cliff. Sorry, disagree with the quality rating. NQB & LTC are definitely much higher quality. More in line with Airhead or Gearhead. PG-13 might be warranted. Pro slightly tricky.

By Anonymous Coward
Mar 11, 2004

I thought this climb was a fun warm up for the crag. I found the gear a little tricky, but with a little work everything seemed solid. The climb had a move harder than 9 on it, but once I slid a small nut in, it was really just a 10 foot bouldering problem. Still nice to place gear in Clear Creek.

By 419
From: Denver
Sep 4, 2011

Crux nut placement is tricky and doesn't inspire confidence (#8 nut placed with the width facing out). There is a bomb #1 Camalot placement just above.