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Little Flatulence 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: W. Peterson, D. Trim; 1993
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Submitted By: Jake Wyatt on Aug 7, 2004

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T Bob high up on Little Flatulence.


Set up the belay near a tree on a ledge near the middle of the Butt Wall, to the right of the route "Butt Crack."Scramble up to the first bolt, then traverse left and up the orange rock, over polished holds, passing a ledge with a small tree. Continue up the steep, well-featured, face past more bolts to the anchor.


9 bolts to the anchor.

Photos of Little Flatulence Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Showing initial bolts...
BETA PHOTO: Showing initial bolts...
Rock Climbing Photo: Annette almost through the steep section.
Annette almost through the steep section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Early morning light.
Early morning light.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerry Miller playing with a much harder start.
Jerry Miller playing with a much harder start.

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By Livia
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 26, 2006

After the scrambly not-so-fun start, this route makes a nice moderate start to the day, but if you're so inclined the two 5.9s to the left of the gear route (which is to the left of this route) are much more fun.
By Chip Loomis
Aug 23, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Starting on the slab instead of the alcove will avoid the sketchy start. Regardless a good climb. 60m rope just works from the alcove/butt crack.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Borderline VS/HVS with a very slippery start.
By jamandbees
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jul 7, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If you're in the area, this line is absolutely worth your time. The unique, shiny, polished granite makes the first few moves feel spicy, and there's a nice technical section of 5.8 up top.

I graded this as 5.8+ just to acknowledge that there's a good mental factor to the first few moves; none of the movement itself is higher than 5.8.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jul 20, 2015

The anchor and all of the lead protection bolts have been updated with hardware from the ASCA.

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