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Richard Wright on Kemosabe - anyone want to pick u...
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.
QDs only. This 70 foot route needs 8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at top.
A shot of the route from the road.
ABS launches KeeMoSabe.
ABS moving up.
ABS moving up, and up.
ABS moving up, and nearly finished.
Koko Kosila. Ever dream about being the rock?
Lower half of KeeMoSabe.
Setting up self-rap from 2-bolt anchor.
Dave high on KeeMoSabe, me with hammock belay.
Tom Woods on KeeMoSabe.
Lora Woods on KeeMoSabe; Tom Woods belay...
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the right side of Scout Rock:
Greg scoping the crux up top.
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
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
Climbed this one today & no loose holds.
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
Jun 27, 2012
The crux mantle is quite puzzling till you do it, and then it's super fun. Great route. Good for strong beginners to learn some new techniques.