5.11c (R=Rolofson). Like many routes on the wall, the grading may be soft or simply not the same for everyone. LS is the furthest left of the routes on the Bowling Alley proper and just right of the Mineshaft. Run up through some funky blocks for about 5.10 and then surmount the bulge on sloper moves. Solid rock but a bit weird for my taste.
A dozen draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top. A 60 meter rope just gets you down.
The crux bulge.
Mark below the easy roof around the 2nd-3rd bolt.
Start of route.
Glen on the crux bulge.
Jun 8, 2003
Funky route-- more reminiscent of Clear Creek lines than what I know of Boulder Canyon. The crux is traversing right into a bouldery layback problem about 60 feet up. I cruised right by the second bolt in this section in my desire to get on solid ground, then had a helluva time reaching behind my right leg to clip the sucker. That section and just above are quite slopey. A fun route; worth doing for variety's sake.
|By Mark Roth|
May 20, 2014
Don't know why this would have an R rating? Very well protected near any of the harder moves....