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The Great Black North
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bete Noir S 
Black Toe Arete S 
Borg, The S 
Burnt Toast, The S 
Capital Outlay S 
Chuana Chavaria S 
Cold Feet S 
Datura S 
Delilah S 
Don't Eat Stuff on the Sidewalk S 
Don't Make Me Shave You S 
It's All Gone S 
Laugh the Past Away S 
Locutus S 
Magus, The S 
Pincher S 
Resistance is Futile S 
Skank to Crank S 
Three Doubles S 
Torch & Twang S 
Tout Tout de Suite S 
Tower of Power S 
Triage S 
Where Paradise Ain't So Crowded (aka "Reamer") S 

Locutus 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Darryl Roth
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jun 30, 2009

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The Borg Boulder.

"Locutus" follows the left-most...

Description 

At the far right end of the Great Black North lies a spectacular, leaning mass of impeccable red & white-speckled limestone known as The Borg Boulder. The awesome northeast face of this block overhangs roughly 15 degrees & currently features three diminutive bolted sport routes and a bouldering traverse.

Locutus bolts directly up the left half of the face. The climbing is extremely powerful, demanding full-length cranks between deep, incut two finger pockets. The sequential line requires flawless routefinding, but fortunately the entire line can be easily scoped from the ground. Although short, Locutus is ultra-sustained, with no easy moves and only one 'rest'-- a strenuous shake at the fourth bolt. There is an optional mono (left hand) on this route, near the first bolt. If this route were three times as long, it would rank among the most sought after test-pieces in Colorado. As it is, it's an unforgettable, must-do route.

Location 

Left-most bolted route on the Borg Boulder, which is located on the far right (west) end of the cliff.

Protection 

4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. Stick Clip highly recommended! All of the clips are desparate, so whip out your stick clip skills & pre-hang as many draws as you can!


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