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Off Guard 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Lisa Veraldi, ABS, Dec. 2003
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 7, 2003

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Description 

Off Guard (aka GWB, Great White Bullshitter) ascends the face just left of Cool Thing. A left hand on the arete sends the route. Fun moves. Solid stone.

Protection 

Eight draws and a rope. Shares anchor with Cool Thing.


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At the anchor. Photo: Charnoski.
At the anchor. Photo: Charnoski.
Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
BETA PHOTO: Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
At the first clip.
At the first clip.
Yvonne D'Andrea working left to the arete.
Yvonne D'Andrea working left to the arete.
Mark enjoying the record warm April day halfway up...
Mark enjoying the record warm April day halfway up...

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By Leo Paik
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From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 10, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fer gosh sakes, I's juss un averege climer but dis un feels a wee bit 'ard fer a 9 even with that uh leff hand. Specially affer doin' Power & Lies. Dat pointy rok on da leff makes it not too awful to start.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

An excellent line; much more difficult than 5.9. There's a hard move to the first bolt; be careful or stick clip it. Delicate thin face climbing and a mantel past the fifth bolt.
By Sam S
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 23, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Super fun route, close bolts, tight moves, be sure to get the arete hold though!
By AOSR
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 31, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Maybe a hold broke off or something, but this is not a 9. It is however a fun line and worth doing.