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Animal Instinct 
Animal Magnetism 
Animal Riots Activist 
Animation aka Jaycene's Dance 
Automatic Choke 
Balance, The 
Beast Food Left 
Beast Food Right 
Blame it on a Rush of Blood to the Head 
Cannabis Sportiva 
Closer To God 
Cold Snap 
Crack Corner 
Cujo Tranquilizer 
Days of Future Passed aka Our Future Has Passed 
Evolution Revolution 
Familiar Strangers 
Feeding The Beast (aka Beast Food) 
Fifth World, The 
Free Willie 
Global Gorilla 
Gull Whackers 
Hands of Destiny 
Hope and Pray 
Is It Ready Yet...Moe 
Isn't Life Strange 
Joint Venture 
Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello 
Lazy Day 
Lovely to See You 
Melancholy Man 
New Beginnings 
Nice To Be Here 
Old Dihedral 
Piles of Trials 
Pit Bull Prowser 
Reversal Roof 
Ride My See-saw 
Split Personality 
Strange Times 
Talking Out Of Turn 
Threshold Of A Dream 
Triple Play 
Tuesday Afternoon 
Unfamiliar Strangers 
We Don't Do Crack 
Wine and Roses 

Lovely to See You 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas & Bob D
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Apr 6, 2008
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The crux is a powerful sequence out and over the lower roof. The name is keeping in theme with the Moody Blues and comes from Vaino's visit back to Boulder Canyon and seeing some old friends.


Start at the left side of low overhang on the trail to upper Animal World and just left of Melancholy Man.


Five bolts and couple of red, purple and green Camalots.

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By Aeon Aki
Apr 12, 2008

After you pull the roof, does this route move out left to link with the line of bolts, or does it continue straight up through the right facing flakes?

By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Apr 12, 2008

This route (as originally done) follows the wide crack straight up.
The bolts left are Nice To Be Here (done as an easier start) which joins Lovely To See You higher up. But it may make more sense (less gear/harder climbing) to move left and follow the bolts. If you can climb 5.12c, you probably don't need the purple Camalot at the top before the anchors.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 10, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

There are 3 ways to make a hard route:
1) Technical moves
2) Physical difficulty
3) Bad holds

This route had a little of each all in the initial section. After tonight, it's got more of the former and less of the latter.
It took me 3 tries to get up this thing.

To note: The undecling below the roof is now half gone. The crimp/sidepull below and left of the 2nd bolt is now 1/2 gone. (The one Vaino's foot is on in the picture.)