Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The For Real Canyon
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real T 
Chipmunk Route T 
Cooler, The TR 
Futile Attraction T 
In Your Face T 
Is This For Real? T 
Nice Jugs T 
Ramp -o -Stone T 
Real Black Velvet S 
Real Thing, The S 
Reality Check T 
So Wild T 
Super Nova T 
Unknown Arete T 
Unknown Slab/Ramp T 

Is This For Real? 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mclaughlin, Schuler, & Cheyney
Season: anytime
Page Views: 3,639
Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (38)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
K . Stricker on it.
Road & nearby private property MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This is the dihedral on the left wall. It is awesome for the grade. Why do you suppose it got the name?


Protection 

Cams, wires.



Photos of Is This For Real? Slideshow Add Photo
Just above the hard moves on the direct start.  A #2 Camalot is the perfect first piece just below the climber.  A #3 goes in just a little higher.
Just above the hard moves on the direct start. A ...
Kevin Stricker on ...Is This For Real 5.10.
Kevin Stricker on ...Is This For Real 5.10.
Stefan Doucette enjoys a friendly toprope.
Stefan Doucette enjoys a friendly toprope.
Exiting the dihedral onto the face.
Exiting the dihedral onto the face.
Is this For Real is one of the finest routes at the Ridge. Stricker - coasting.
Is this For Real is one of the finest routes at th...
View from the top.
View from the top.
ITFR-FPSA (First Pearl Snap Ascent) photo by Jes Meiris.
ITFR-FPSA (First Pearl Snap Ascent) photo by Jes M...
On the steep face after exiting the dihedral.
On the steep face after exiting the dihedral.
Glenn Schuler walks right up.
Glenn Schuler walks right up.
At the top!
At the top!
Comments on Is This For Real? Add Comment
Show which comments
By Stefan Doucette
Apr 6, 2008

Possibly the best 5.10 at Thunder Ridge.

By david goldstein
May 27, 2008

There are two starts to this:

1. Start just about where you would for The Real Thing, boulder up a move to a roof/undercling, then traverse left until you can reach back right to a #3 Camalot crack which leads directly into the line.

2. Start about 4m left of the line, then boulder up onto a ramp which leads easily right to the corner. It is possible to place an RP and/or yellow Alien to protect the non-trivial move getting onto the ramp.

We did #2. I found it to be the crux of the climb. Option 1 is supposed to be a little harder.

By Shane Neal
From: Colorado Springs, CO.
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Awesome climb. Great eye by the route setters. The left start keeps it a cruisin' 10, right makes it hard 10 if not more. Good pro- bring small stuff or nuts. Best advice- better to get to the anchors than burn looking for pro. At top, pull on to the anchor ledge is traditionally from the left- however, I found a right exit as well pulling on a nice sm. chicken head. Both are excellent choices.

As noted- T-Ridge is not for the sport bolted aficiando. With great pride and effort, this area was established ground up. Bolts are where you NEED them, no more. Be very solid, mentally more so, at the grade you choose to climb. This climb included.

Note- their is a bird nest on the left start. A robin and her soon to be babies. Please respect mother nature and do not disturb this nest. This start can still be done, just be very careful and aware to climb around it. Mama will scare the shit out of you as she let's know how she feels!

By max gibbons
From: AZ y TO
Jul 20, 2009

Sweet route.

By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 17, 2011

Did this route again yesterday and I must say, it is absolutely amazing!... and well named ;) Giggling your way up, you have to ask keep asking, is this fo real?

I think it is a bit longer than 50 feet, but a single 60 has plenty left when you reach the ground.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Jun 2, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The start is certainly the crux if done from the right with the undercling traverse. Awesome route!

By vdzsteaz
From: Denver, CO
Oct 3, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

So I thought this was about as good as 5.10 gets, but my partner thought it was "ok", though I think it was because he went out left from the upper ledge to the obvious crack instead of straight up to the anchor.

By Nathanael Hansen
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 11, 2011

I pulled a Wild Country nut out of Is This For Real? today. If it's yours, shoot me a message.
Thanks

By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Nov 1, 2013

Perfect name for the climb! Don't leave the small stuff and nuts at home for this one, you'll want 'em. I did the start to the left and found it very entertaining - my partner agreed. Have fun!