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Happy Ending 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dan Hare, Johnny Adams, July, 2002?
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Submitted By: Matt Juth on Sep 2, 2004

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Description 

This is the third route in Greg Hand's comment on Centennial.

This is the second bolted route from the left on Lower Bowling Alley.

Climb past five bolts on the face between "Dry Run" and Father Figure to a ledge. 9-. Once on the ledge climb past two bolts with the crux getting to the anchors.

Fixe rap rings at the top.

Protection 

Quickdraws. 7 [+2] bolts.


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Happy Ending is the second bolted line from the le...
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Paul in the middle of Happy Ending.
Paul in the middle of Happy Ending.
Paul in the middle of Happy Ending. One move highe...
Paul in the middle of Happy Ending. One move highe...
Marga Powell enjoying the fun face moves on Happy ...
Marga Powell enjoying the fun face moves on Happy ...
Bruno Hache at the lower crux by the third bolt on...
Bruno Hache at the lower crux by the third bolt on...

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 31, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The broken off rusted piton up 20' is a good clue that at least the bottom 2/3 this route was probably done trad a long time before it was bolted. Trucker gear placements are available here and there without a X-rating.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 27, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is "Happy Ending", 5.10d, first ascent by Dan Hare and Johnny Adams, July 2002, according to Mark Rolofson's new guidebook "Boulder Canyon Sport and Adventure Climber's Guide Volume II - The Upper Canyon".

This is a fun route. There's a 9+ thin seam move past the third bolt, and a hard face move past the last bolt to the anchor. You can stem right off a block to make this last move easier.

By Matt Gates
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Aug 13, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

For the last move, get your feet high enough and trust that right hand allowing you to reach a very solid hold to the lower left of the anchors. Short, but fun route.
By KCP
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Oct 7, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The holds on the short, upper headwall reminded me of Soul Train, at Industrial Wall. It's too bad that the entire route isn't like the last ten feet.
By brain damage
Jun 29, 2010

Fun little warm-up, the start is the hardest part. After the 1st bolt, the rest is a breeze.
By Paul Donald Andrews
From: Nederland, Co.
May 14, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Led this today after Splitting Hares. Good confidence builder. Had to try that final crux move a couple of times before sending it. Glad the kid talked me into it.
By Hiro
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 7, 2012

I think Brain Damage has too much brain damage, the hardest part is at the crux. Hence it being the crux. Stay on the face with the anchor and you'll get a run for your money. Slightly pumpy with rest, then really pumpy at the crux, fun though and you'll feel accomplished if you send it.

The part before the first bolt is awkward, you might stick clip it or get a strong climber/boulderer to clip it for safety.

D'Antonio guide is wrong about the bolt count, it's 7 + 2.