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KeeMoSabe 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Anna Brandenburg-Schroeder, 2001
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 5, 2001

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Description 

This fun little route actually faces West and gets great sun. KeeMoSabe provides a nice warm up for the harder climbs on Scout Rock. The rock is overall good, but still sheds some surface debris. The crux is at the top and is harder if you are short. A thin crux can be had between bolts 3 and 4 by staying to the right.

Protection 

QDs only. This 70 foot route needs 8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at top.


Photos of KeeMoSabe Slideshow Add Photo
A shot of the route from the road.
A shot of the route from the road.
ABS launches KeeMoSabe.
ABS launches KeeMoSabe.
Tom Woods on KeeMoSabe.
Tom Woods on KeeMoSabe.
ABS.
ABS.
Setting up self-rap from 2-bolt anchor.
Setting up self-rap from 2-bolt anchor.
ABS moving up.
ABS moving up.
Routes on the right side of Scout Rock: <br /> <br />1. <a href='/v/little-bear/105750382'>Little Bear</a>, 11b, bolts. <br />2. <a href='/v/keemosabe/105749653'>KeeMoSabe</a>, 9, bolts. <br />3. <a href='/v/tonto/106430187'>Tonto</a>, 9+, bolts. <br />5. <a href='/v/love-honor-and-belay/106430216'>Love, Honor, and Belay</a>, 9+, bolts and gear. <br />6. <a href='/v/living-the-dream/106430226'>Living the Dream</a>, 9+, bolts and gear. <br />7. <a href='/v/cornered/105750448'>Cornered</a>, 9, bolts.
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the right side of Scout Rock: 1. Little...
ABS moving up, and up.
ABS moving up, and up.
On belay?
On belay?
ABS moving up, and nearly finished.
ABS moving up, and nearly finished.
Dave high on KeeMoSabe, me with hammock belay.
Dave high on KeeMoSabe, me with hammock belay.
Richard Wright on Kemosabe - anyone want to pick up the belay, please.
Richard Wright on Kemosabe - anyone want to pick u...
Lora Woods on KeeMoSabe; Tom Woods belaying.
Lora Woods on KeeMoSabe; Tom Woods belaying.
Lower half of KeeMoSabe.
Lower half of KeeMoSabe.
Greg scoping the crux up top.
Greg scoping the crux up top.

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By Sherbeno
Jun 23, 2001

This was such a fun lead I can't even express it! Lots of cool moves to be had and very well protected. I especially liked the crux, belly friction is vital on that move...
By Tonya Clement
From: Boulder, CO
May 31, 2003

Really fun route. The crux move at the top is a real knee scraper if you aren't tall enough to get the frictiony holds on the top of the slopey bulge which enables you to walk/smear your feet up. I never ran it smoothly but I will [definitely] return to practice. We are talking....you could belay out of your car...it is that close to the road.
By Matt Gates
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Oct 30, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route. Think "smear" with the feet. Also, the quartz(?) block about half way up sounded pretty hollow. I would not recommened yarding on it. There are plenty of other hand/foot holds available at this point.
By Bernard Gillett
Aug 17, 2009

FYI: The big, quartz block (mentioned by Matt) was removed this evening. I led the route and felt the block flex as I moved past it. In the interest of safety, I had my partner crow bar the block off the wall; it wasn't that difficult to remove. Use caution through this section in the near future -- it was pretty dark by the time we pried the block off, and though we think we got all the loose stuff out of there, it's possible some weak holds remain.
By John Marsella
From: Berthoud, CO
Dec 24, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Climbed this one today & no loose holds.
By Hiro
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2012

Great route with a fun variety. Blank slabs and bulges make me stop in my tracks to think. My partner was short and TRed - went right over that crux - good balance and confidence with feet it seems! Need to practice my feet and slab, ha.

Lead today, didn't notice any loose rocks or bolts (mainly paid attention to the anchor though).

Highly recommended - it's so close to the road, you can just stop to do it as your warmup or cooldown! Bring a hat if it's sunny!
By Justin Brunson
From: Broomfield CO
May 25, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

There's a large plate about 6' above the big crystal that is beginning to ring hollow and was seeping a little water from the bottom. I don't think it's ready to fall yet, but if water's getting behind it, it probably won't last many more winters.