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Rocket Man 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler and Kevin McLaughlin 5/88
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Submitted By: Jared Brown on Jul 20, 2002

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Ian becoming the rocket man. Clipping the first ...


This route is just to the right of Bucket Slave. A tricky start leads to a big ledge. Above, climb the cool giant hueco type feature that looks like a rocket to a final difficult sequence and anchors.


5 bolts and anchors.

Photos of Rocket Man Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Glenn Schuler on F.A. "Rocketman".
Glenn Schuler on F.A. "Rocketman".
Rock Climbing Photo: G. Schuler cruising" Rocketman".
G. Schuler cruising" Rocketman".
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on the low crux of Rocket Man during a brillia...
Ian on the low crux of Rocket Man during a brillia...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rocketman.
Rock Climbing Photo: Felt good to make that clip.
Felt good to make that clip.

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By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 5, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Crux comes at the start and end. May be nice to stick clip the first bolt. The 3rd bolt is high off the ledge and would result in a ground fall if you bounce off the ledge. Still a fun climb if you can keep your head. Some good pockets in the Rocket.
By Dusty
From: Fort Collins
Mar 7, 2010

Yikes, be careful clipping the third. The bottom is excellent, the ledge is a bummer, and the top is just ok.
By William Mondragon
From: My car
Sep 19, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

What Dusty said. This is ANTI-CLASSIC!

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