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Good Excuse 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dan Gettmann, Gavin Ferguson, Lucas Hodgen 10/09/08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Gavin Ferguson on Oct 15, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Good Excuse 5.9 - Reservoir Wall - Indian Creek

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  • Description 

    A few thin moves down low to gain the top of the block....and it's hands and big hands to the anchor. Some small loose blocks were removed at the start. The remaining blocks seem to be quite solid. There is a small ledge about half way up that still has some rocks chillin' on it.


    The route is approx. 100 yards to the left of Excuse Station. Look for the nice looking corner. It has a few wedged blocks at the start of it. Where the hand crack ends there is a seam that continues through some wavy roofs, the anchor is located to the left of the crack at this point. There is a plaque at the base.


    Gear is #.5 camalot to #3 camalot, mostly #2's and #3's. The anchors are located to the left of the crack where it ends. The chains are visible from the ground (start).

    Photos of Good Excuse Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Plaque at the base
    BETA PHOTO: Plaque at the base
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dan on Good Excuse
    BETA PHOTO: Dan on Good Excuse
    Rock Climbing Photo: Good Excuse - Reservoir Wall - Indian Creek
    BETA PHOTO: Good Excuse - Reservoir Wall - Indian Creek
    Rock Climbing Photo: the crux
    BETA PHOTO: the crux

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    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 9, 2014
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    Just a heads up that the starting blocks may not be super solid, definitely take care. My partner was standing on the lowest block and it started to shift downwards an inch or so at a time with a terrible crunching sound until he was able to climb off of it. Not what you want when you're above a ledge with little gear. The top of the climb is awesome though, and well worth the effort.
    By slim
    Oct 10, 2014
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    yeah, i thought this one was kind of spooky also. it is really hard not to use the block and it would be bad for the belayer and leader both if it popped.

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