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Killer Pillar 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1993.
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Submitted By: Ramin Jamshidi on Jan 1, 2001
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This is a good warmup route with a decidedly different character from its neighbor Mirthmobile (10a). It serves up a sampling of slopers, stemming, pinches, and jams. Pretty fun.


5 cold shuts to an anchor of 2 bolt anchor (no longer shared with Mirthmobile).

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Mary Tashkin getting in a bit of fun before work.
Mary Tashkin getting in a bit of fun before work.
Cass tearing up Killer Pillar in the snow...hardcore.
BETA PHOTO: Cass tearing up Killer Pillar in the snow...hardco...
Mark almost half way up Killer Pillar.
Mark almost half way up Killer Pillar.
Mark nearly to the anchors!
Mark nearly to the anchors!
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By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Jul 30, 2001

I saw someone take a wild pendulum fall off the top of this. Fortunately no serious injuries. Alan Nelson, if you read this, have you ever thought about adding a separate anchor and another bolt to straighten out the line?

By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Aug 24, 2001

Thanks to Alan's work and generosity, this route is much better. I would nominate it for two stars and would recommend it along with the other two 5.10s. Thanks again, Alan, and great job.

By Steve Woods
Mar 13, 2005

I gave this two stars. I thought it was a good sustained warmup.

By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 20, 2006

Pretty sure this is 5 cold shuts. Maybe it's just me, but I thought this was a classic, albeit short, climb. The movement is brilliant; the rock incredible. Any aspiring 5.10 climber should get on it. Also, I thought it was 10+, and far better than the two 10s to the left.

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Mar 31, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Yeah, I actually liked this quite a bit better than the other 10s right here. Can't really put my finger on why; I guess it was the above-mentioned variety of holds and movement.

Also, I cleaned this on rap and felt it would have been a lot easier to clean while lowering.