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Trent on Rollercoaster - his first ever lead climb...
AKA: Broken Face. Just left of Private Idaho is this face that is easily top-roped, after climbing Private Idaho. Simple straight-forward C of R climbing. A bit flaky.
Bolts, chain anchor.
Climbing Rollercoaster (the crack to the right is ...
Climber low on Rollercoaster.
Near the chains on Rollercoaster.
i love this climb
Climbing Rollercoaster 5.9 at City of Rocks, Idaho
Leader is 10' below chains (upper right corner).
|Comments on Rollercoaster
|By Dave Clawson|
Jun 5, 2007
This route has recently been bolted and is now a well protected sport climb.
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Jun 19, 2007
This route was listed as "Leftmost 5.7R" in the old Forkash guidebook. It felt pretty easy for 5.9. I am sure it would be a different experience on lead without the bolts. The face is still a little dirty, but I am sure it will clean up with the heavy traffic the route is seeing.
|By Brian in SLC|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 19, 2007
I'd led it a few years back prior to the new bolts. Felt the same (difficulty wise) as it did last weekend...around 5.7+ or so. Fun route. Welcome upgraded addition to the wall. Good anchor location too, as it doesn't interfere with folks on Private Idaho. Should take some heat off the standard routes folks get busy on there. A long sling on the second bolt will help a tad with drag as a shorter quick draw tends to pin the rope to the rock right of the little bulge of rock there. Nice job, Dave!
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 14, 2007
As previously reported. This route has now been bolted by Dave Bingham and has 7 bolts and chain anchors. Great rock and well protected.
From: Ogden, Utah
Aug 16, 2009
5.9 is a bit high - feels more like a 5.8-. Lots of excellent holds - a great route for a first time lead climber.
|By Ken Gibby|
From: Saratoga Springs, UT
Jun 14, 2010
Agree that it is a great climb for a first time lead. Much easier than Too Much Fun. Heavily trafficed wall so get there, get it done, and move on.
|By Kiri Namtvedt|
Jul 6, 2010
In comparison with other routes at City of Rocks I'd call this a 5.7. Easy and fun moves, big holds.
|By Michael Buchanan|
Jul 22, 2010
Fun climbing. I saw three different people do it three different ways. good warmup.
Oct 8, 2012
Easy climb, lots of bolts! Great warmup..
|By dave bingham|
Nov 12, 2012
Yea, not sure how this went from 5.7R to 5.9 with bolts...
I think 5.7 may be a sandbag though. 5.8?