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High Tides 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: D. Montgomery, 7-21-10
New Route: Yes
Fixed Hardware: 4 Lead Bolts, 2 Anchor Bolts [details]
Season: Maybe not during high runoff?
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Submitted By: Monty on Jul 22, 2010

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The Skinny! 

High Tides is a fun little number with cool position right above Clear Creek.

Begin with moderate stemming up a chimney on the right to get set up on the ledge underneath the steep wall. 2 bolts will take you through the overhanging jugs to a crux pulling over the overhang. Cruise fun climbing past 2 more bolts to one more tricky sequence getting to the anchor.

It has excellent rock with fun moves that are well protected. It'd get more stars if it was only longer.

Where you at? 

This is located directly underneath the main ledge system for Lower Capitalist Crag, right above the river.


4 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of High Tides Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan on High Tides.
Ryan on High Tides.
Rock Climbing Photo: High Tides follows the steep face just left of the...
High Tides follows the steep face just left of the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Short but fun.
Short but fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux, good jugs and decent feet, but super ove...
BETA PHOTO: The crux, good jugs and decent feet, but super ove...

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By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Oct 5, 2010

Nice boulder problem.
By Vaughne
Jul 18, 2011

A fun way to escape the heat of summer. Still accessible even during this exceptionally high runoff.
By keith story
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2011

Great bouldery moves. I highly recommend this route for anyone wanting a quick pump.

Stabilizing at the third clip can be done either with great balance or a big bump to a jug.
By popes
From: Edgewater
May 6, 2013

The sit start bumps the grade to... 11a.
By Sagar Gondalia
From: Golden
May 31, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Anyone else move through the roof by using the rattly fists in the upper crack? Because that was awesome.

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