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Lambada 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Bruce Hildenbrand
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Oct 19, 2008

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Mike Williams climbing Lambada.

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Description 

Climb past the first roof protected by the second bolt and head up the slab. Pull into the final roof, step up left, and make a big reach left to a jug hidden on the arete to clip the anchors.

Staying right at the final roof and continuing up on big holds until you can reach left to the anchors provides an easier finish.

Location 

This is left of Levada, see the topo photo.

Protection 

8 bolts to chain and ring anchors.


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By AOSR
From: Wherever we park!
Nov 19, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The middle face is tricky towards the left... and the 2nd/final roof pull is a 10 move. Fun climb. Thoughtful, like most routes at this crag.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 29, 2009

I think I counted 7 bolts on this route, not 8, plus the anchor.
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Apr 29, 2009

Was thrilled with the route until I had to clip the anchor.
By Margo
May 7, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Fun thoughtful round...be brave and head straight up the middle face...to the right is easier but not as fun. The final roof pull is tough but reach up high and find the jug and you are good to go!
By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Jun 19, 2009

A really fun climb. The second roof is definitely the crux. Find your feet fast or you're going to be staring at the anchors wondering how in the hell to move up.
By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 27, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is an excellent route! The movement was varied and really fun! Thanks for this wonderful addition to Clear Creek. Beta: remember to stem! Clipping the anchor is not unpleasant as has been suggested.
By mikejohnson1
From: Essex Junction, VT
Mar 31, 2010

Has anyone tried to climb the roof directly? I have tried top-roping it multiple times (and failed). Might be a good alternate start (with a couple more bolts, that is). Pulling the roof straight on felt like a V5 boulder problem, but a pretty cool one at that.
By Darren Buford
Jun 3, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Terrific route. Lots of fun and imagination near the crux ending.
By Mike Kasberg
From: Denver, CO
Jun 5, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

There is a large rock to the right of the roof that already had some Xs on it in chalk when I climbed the route today. It feels solid, but it does have cracks running around the edges and looks like it could break off. The climb is possible without using it, but the roof move might be half a grade harder. Be aware of this when you climb this route or if you're belaying.
By Ryan Tuleja
Jun 23, 2011

As I was racking up for this route yesterday, one of the folks in my party noticed a whole lotta bees buzzing in and out of the rock between the first and second bolt. Being the hardman toughguy that I am, I promptly decided to pass on this route....
By Don Morris
From: Denver, CO
Sep 17, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route with varied options along the way to create your own challenges. I am finding the new climbs in Clear Creek to have an inflated rating of difficulty. This climb compared to Eldo or even Golden Cliffs would rate no higher than a 5.9. If this keeps up you might think you are a better climber than you are, until you dare to get on a Layton Kor 5.9. I would recommend keeping the ratings conservative for the respect of the crag, developer and climber.
By Mahjoe
Aug 18, 2012

In regards to Don...I think the general public would rather have things rated on the higher side, only to find it a bit easier, than to go try a 5.9 that's actually a 5.10d...keeps everyone safer, in my opinion.
By NickMartel
From: Tucson, Arizona
Apr 1, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fun 2-move wonder! Will probably be easier next time/with better beta.