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Platinum Curl 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rick Leitner, 2000
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 18, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Platinum Curl. The crux is turning the roof past ...

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This is located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Locate the route 'The Touch' and find the route to its immediate left. An obvious, small roof and layback flake are apparent from the ground. Climb to the ledge (unprotected) and clip the first 2 bolts before moving over the roof, layback the flake and get some high feet to crank the roof. From here, climb past 3 more bolts to the anchors (5.9). It is a nice route, although the difficulty doesn't last long (3 seconds...). The grade is also a little high perhaps more like 11b/c ??


6 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.

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James takes a rest after the difficult layback seq...
James takes a rest after the difficult layback seq...
Jon works out the crux of the climb
Jon works out the crux of the climb

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Nov 13, 2001

Jeff, we jumped on this 11/12/01 and I thought it was 5.11d for the squeeze needed to get the right foot in place.
By Nate Barker
Sep 4, 2002

The flake is a pretty sweet move. Probably not a 5.12a though.
By JVonD
From: Boulder, CO
May 5, 2003

I climbed it, and I can't climb 5.12. The ratings in the whole area seemed off a little. Probably 5.11-.
By James Davidson
Jul 17, 2003

Fun climb! Who cares if you think it's overrated!
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 8, 2005

I climbed this a couple years ago, and I only rarely climb 11a.
By Clint Ballard
From: Greeley, CO
Aug 22, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

You people make me laugh, come on 11-/11a?
By tsuji
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 1, 2009

Easy climbing with one tough move, 11b.
By Pat Kelly
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 3, 2012

Totally reach dependent, this felt like 10+ for me...I do NOT onsight 11s this easily.
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