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High Plains Whimper 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Eric and Whitney Sorenson, April 2010
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Submitted By: Hayden Fischer on Aug 29, 2010

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Access Fund still owns Golden Cliffs property; soon to be transferred to Jefferson County MORE INFO >>>


This is a relatively sustained route with solid ledge handholds and pockets. Mounting the ledge beneath the anchors is a little trickier than it looks.


The set of bolts located between the Mind Mantle Arete and the 69.5 Crack.


4 bolts plus anchors (Eds. one is loose and wiggles).

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Rock Climbing Photo: Green - High Plains Whimper.
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 27, 2011

This is a fun route with very featured rock that is mostly 5.6 until one difficult move below the anchors.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Aug 10, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Someone did a nice job putting up this route; it must have a name. I just noticed it for the first time today, so it must be pretty recent. Like Kevin Spies a Line nearby, this route is a good beginner lead.
By outdooreric
From: La Mesa, CA
Jan 5, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route is called "High Plains Whimper"; FA: Eric and Whitney Sorenson, April 2010.

We're glad everyone has enjoyed the route so far.
By Jon Dempster
Apr 27, 2012

There is a bee hive about 5 feet to the left of the second bolt, I've climbed it twice in the last 4 weeks with two different groups and nobody has been stung.

By the way, it was my first lead!

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