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West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip
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Mr. Potato Head 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Steve Levin & Dan Hare, 1988
Fixed Hardware: 5 Lead Bolts, 2 Anchor Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Apr 17, 2002

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Mr. Potato Head climbs the right side of the south face. Follow a line of bolts into a shallow corner, then punch for the top. The bolts at the crux are pretty close together. Worth doing if you are up here, or as a warm-up for the .12b south face route French Fry, but not exactly a destination climb. On an historical note, this was the last bolted route done before the Eldo bolting free-for-all got shut down.

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By Anonymous Coward
May 8, 2002

Did this route recently and liked it (2 stars), even with the wind blowing about 50mph. There are 5 bolts to a 3 bolt anchor that needs lowering rings. The first 20' goes up into a groove with poor rock and a partially detatched pillar. A med. Friend or a stopper helps in this section before the first bolt. It is probably a good idea to belay off to the right of the start to avoid anything that might come out of the groove. The crux is moving past the second bolt with sustained climbing above all the way to the top. A good pitch to combine with others if you're ever wandering around this part of the canyon. 5.11b/c
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 15, 2002

On a historical note, C'est What was put in just three days before the bolting ban.
By kevin murphy
From: Lafayette, Colorado
May 14, 2013

Thanks, Mike, on the obscure tour.