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Protection From the Virus 
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Protection From the Virus 

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

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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Opening move and crux.
Access Fund still owns Golden Cliffs property; soon to be transferred to Jefferson County MORE INFO >>>


Start just left of Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, following the bolts over the left half of the roof. There's a massively chalked up and bomber undercling at the start of the route (but basically worthless when climbing it). We had some discussion about the best or proper way to turn the roof. Our conclusion was that as long as you're reaching up to the ledge on the left side (~3 feet above the roof) from where you're coming from, it's the route. Continue up the thin left face.


4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of Protection From the Virus Slideshow Add Photo
4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+. <br />5. The Virus, 12-. <br />6. Thick Crust, 7. <br />7. Unnamed Face, 10+. <br />8. Big Dihedral, 8. <br />9. Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 8. <br />10. Protection from the Virus, 10.
BETA PHOTO: 4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+.
5. The Viru...
Fun roof (crux) and some fairly easy face moves.
Fun roof (crux) and some fairly easy face moves.
Andy Nguyen Onsighting Protection from the Virus (5.10c) at Golden Cliffs, CO.  Coors Brewery chuggs away below.  Photo by Adam Berger.
Andy Nguyen Onsighting Protection from the Virus (...
Steve Thomas sending PFV.
Steve Thomas sending PFV.
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By Timmy Von
Jul 1, 2002

Holey Moley, this is a pumper! Key to the crux is a left hand crimper and a right hand sloping ledge. Small left foothold and "Go for the dyno!" Or if you can hang on, slow, balance move to the big, upper ledge.... A very fun climb!

By Shane Z
From: Colorado
Dec 21, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Holy Moley, what a crimper!

By Noah8000
From: Vail, CO
Jul 30, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

The dyno is awesome! And can I repeat crimper?