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Rooster Booster 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Collis, Bob Keaty - 2005
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Submitted By: Fred Vanden Bergh on Sep 8, 2010

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The boulder start on Rooster Booster on a cold dri...


The best 'easy' route in the area, and a great if not a tad long warm-up. Be sure to have a 70m rope for this one.

A strenuous start leads to a long, varied, enjoyable climb through pockets, thin edges, overhangs, and even some crack climbing up to the anchors. No distinct crux, but several spots that will make you pause and think -- and the length could test your endurance.

This is the better of the two 5's (French) in the area, though the other is easier at 5.9 (All the King's Horses).


This route lies 1 route left of the point where the trail from below hits the North Face, and just right of Poser's Lonely Reunion.


14 or 15 bolts + 2 bolt fixed chain anchor. Top rope-able with a long rope.

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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Jun 16, 2011

This can be climbed safely with a 60m.
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Jul 5, 2011

Perfectly safe with a 60m, we had a few meters left.
By Sergey Shelukhin
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 21, 2014

If you don't have enough draws, get them back early. I backcleaned on the slightly overhanging part in the middle, not a good idea.

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