|The For Real Canyon
This is the dihedral on the left wall. It is awesome for the grade. Why do you suppose it got the name?
Just above the hard moves on the direct start. A ...
Kevin Stricker on ...Is This For Real 5.10.
Stefan Doucette enjoys a friendly toprope.
Exiting the dihedral onto the face.
Is this For Real is one of the finest routes at th...
View from the top.
ITFR-FPSA (First Pearl Snap Ascent) photo by Jes M...
On the steep face after exiting the dihedral.
Glenn Schuler walks right up.
At the top!
|Comments on Is This For Real?
|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+ 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!
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|
Jun 2, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b
The start is certainly the crux if done from the right with the undercling traverse. Awesome route!
From: Denver, CO
Oct 3, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 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.
|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!