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Opener S 
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Smell the Coffee S 
Snooze Button S 
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War On Freedom S 

Napster 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2002
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ray Snead on Dec 1, 2002

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  • Description 

    Right of Smell the Coffee is a bolted, right-angling flake system. Power up the flake to a small roof, surmount it, then dice over to the anchors. Deceptive.


    Protection 

    4 bolts, 2-bolt anchor. The anchors have no chains, but there are currently a pair of leaver biners in situ.



    Photos of Napster Slideshow Add Photo
    Erin pulling up rope to clip in.
    Erin pulling up rope to clip in.
    Erin on Napster (July 5th, 2005).
    Erin on Napster (July 5th, 2005).
    Napster and Tooth Fairy.
    Napster and Tooth Fairy.
    Napster.
    Napster.
    Opie (the late hound), Mark, and Erin  (July 5th, 2005).
    Opie (the late hound), Mark, and Erin (July 5th, ...
    Mark Sellers on Napster.
    Mark Sellers on Napster.
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    By Richard M. Wright
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Feb 3, 2003

    This is a nifty little problem with a flake system that just begs to be climbed. There is an interesting transition from the angular movement in the flakes to a fingery crux passing the small overlap. Up and left is a bit easier, but straight up off the undercling avoids the dicey moves back to the anchor. Cool thing.

    By Scott Conner
    From: Lyons, CO
    Jul 11, 2003

    Albeit short, this is a great little problem. Much closer to .10c than Mr. Sandman (which is fantastic). Interesting, thought-provoking climbing with some spice at the top. Fun!

    By Anonymous Coward
    Aug 20, 2003

    Fun climb although short. Would get more stars if it was longer.

    By Anonymous Coward
    Aug 29, 2003

    Nice short line, fun climbing. This and several ratings in this area seem very generous. -Cindy 9+

    By Jeremy
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 17, 2006
    rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

    Fun little route. Felt much more like 10a to me.

    By Dean Cool
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 31, 2007
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    The crux is just below the anchors. Great fun climb. The first bolt is about 10 feet off the ground but easy to get to.

    By Greg D
    From: Here
    Dec 10, 2008

    Fun, steep, short climb. 9+ if it were in Eldo.

    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Aug 12, 2010
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Very fun movement on this route. Only downside is that it was so short. Not sure why the anchors weren't placed directly above the last bolt. Wouldn't have affected the difficulty, just would have made more sense. I thought this was easier than Sandman by a mile.

    By Andrew Shoemaker
    From: Garden Valley, ID
    Jun 2, 2011
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    The comments on this rating goes to show that ratings are subjective. This felt way easier for me than Wake Up Call and Sandman...I would say .10b. Very fun route though. I would definitely recommend this one. Interesting features and fun moves. Just wish it was longer.