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Lucky Strike 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Chris Alber, Rick Leitner, 1998
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 10, 2003

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1st roof.

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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. It has solid rock, but this is 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.

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The crux bulge.
The crux bulge.
Mark below the easy roof around the 2nd-3rd bolt.
Mark below the easy roof around the 2nd-3rd bolt.
Start of route.
Start of route.
Glen on the crux bulge.
Glen on the crux bulge.

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 12, 2003

Isn't this the furthest left route?
By tobias
From: CO
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
From: Boulder
May 20, 2014

Don't know why this would have an R rating? Very well protected near any of the harder moves....
By Julius Beres
From: Boulder, CO
May 15, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13

I wouldn't give it an R rating, but a couple of the bolts are pretty badly placed if you are short (there is no reason they couldn't be an inch lower, and their height makes you do a move prior to clipping way above the last bolt...). However, the crux is well-protected, and most of the climb is mellow.
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