Paleolithic Tool Traditions
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Luc Gruenther flashes Paleolithic Tool Traditions
Also known as Tool Boy.
The climb is located on the far right side of Cactus Cliff, on the face left of the prow where Affluenza is found. A short scramble gets you on the ledge, at the flake below the bolt line. Enjoy small pockets and edges on the smooth, solid face up to a horizontal crack. As you move up, a vertical crack will lead to slightly bigger holds and less technical feet. Beautiful line. 70 feet.
Seven camouflaged bolts to Fixe anchors.
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BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Right (2).
|Comments on Paleolithic Tool Traditions
|By Joe Collins|
Jan 27, 2003
Worth doing if you're in the area. 5.11c/d- About the same difficulty as the two routes immediately to the right, Affluenza and Whiteman's Burden.
|By Fred Knapp|
Oct 6, 2004
A decent route, but my partner and I both felt 11c.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 4, 2004
This route is not as good as the two to the right. Not even close. And it's not as hard either. Good route, but the ones to the right are superb; highest quality lines and stone.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Apr 24, 2005
This was a fun route and way harder than the paths to the right. Check out the comments from the previous posters - they are mostly about downgrading for clearly egotistical satisfaction. While certainly not .12b and not as sandbag as the classic four star Shelf routes - it is harder than you average Shelf .11d - this great route deserves a burn, its rate and its stars.
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 23, 2008
Initially I planned on getting on the (2) 11c's to the right, but then got on this instead. Downrating is just mean. This felt 11d/12a as suggested by RT. Super sustained after the first 10-ft with a sucker rest under the roof. Hold on to the anchors. Although nothing stands out visually from the ground the movement on this one is alot better than it appears. So good.
|By Tyler Scheer|
From: Boulder. CO
Apr 10, 2011
This thing felt like 11+ climbing. The cruxes of this route are clipping a couple of bolts that could be six inches lower and a whole lot easier, not the climbing itself. Fun route, and safe, but haaaard clipping stances.
I agree with AC #2 - I'd call this a couple of letter grades harder than Affluenza.