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Horseshoes and Handgrenades 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: tobias on Jan 1, 2005

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This route follows the short, vertical crack, past...

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Description 

This starts right behind the big cottonwood, and you should stay aware of this same tree as you proceed, cause if you come off on toprope in places you're headed right at it. (Don the hardhat, and tell your belayer to pay attention.) The rock is also questionable in places: two chunks came off as we climbed it, the first of which would have obliterated me (the belayer) if I'd been directly underneath the climber. So, the belayer should stand off to the left, which gives you a better view anyway...

Still want to climb this thing? Take the direct bouldery start up sharp stone, then follow the short crack system before striking up and left at the bulge, about 25 feet up. An alternate would be to continue right with the crack which soon becomes overhanging and probably a bit tougher than the line I've just described.

It is a cool climb, in spite of the little risks involved. This one hasn't been climbed much; there's no chalk evident.

Protection 

Chain anchors on top, but you have to look for them. The other sets of anchors here are more obvious. Add long slings to decrease rope drag.


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By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 30, 2007

The anchors for this route consist of a more modern, bolt hanger and what almost looks like a handmade or just older angle iron boxy hanger. The chains are rusty but probably fine. Use your own slings.
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Mar 3, 2009

The anchors for this route look very precarious.... I would be careful using them, and at least back them up.