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Men Are From Mars 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Diane Barrow & Mark Rolofson
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jan 23, 2005

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  • Description 

    Left facing dihedral just right of Security Risk crack. Starts at two bolt anchor about 30'up on right side of the good ledge. However, a fun link up is the right 5.10 start to Security Risk.

    A few 5.10 moves above the anchor. Technical stem move (crux) around the 4th or 5th bolt. 2 bolt lowering anchor at the top of the corner (even though there is a good ledge 4 feet above it...).

    To descend: lower 80'.


    Half dozen draws. #0.75, #1 Camalot, a couple Aliens, and a few slings for Security Risk start.

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    By Ivan Rezucha
    From: Fort Collins, CO
    Dec 12, 2005
    rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    My brother and I flailed on this a couple of years ago. Yesterday I TR'd this on self belay after doing Security Risk. Got it, but it was very desperate this time. Total lunge at the crux for a big sidepull and then pumpy with not much feet to the anchors. Much harder than the other 11a's at Security Risk. There are lots of scars in the crux area from broken flakes and crystals, but those scars were there 2 years ago, so I'm not saying it's gotten harder recently. You could, but few would, continue trad from the anchor to the top at 5.8 or so.
    By Kat A
    From: Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
    Oct 7, 2007

    I agree with Ivan - this was a really tough 5.11a, esp. for Boulder Canyon. Couldn't find much for feet past the third bolt.
    By Kevin Neilson
    From: Boulder
    Sep 8, 2008

    This short route is worth getting on--the crux is tricky. If you are doing Security Risk, you can do this sport climb before heading up the second pitch of Security Risk.
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