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Smell The Coffee 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Alan Nelson & Richard Wright
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 26, 2008

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Resting up after the pumpy opening traverse.

Description 

Smell the Coffe is a bit of an anomoly for the Ice Caves. The route is long, sustained, and relatively unpolished, which distinguishes it from its scruffy neighbors to the right. Considering its length & texture, this is probably one of the better 5.11b's at Rifle.

The crux is basically getting off the ground, with a reachy crank between pockets (a slopey pinch facilitates this move for shorties). Traverse left along the obvious series of pockets, to a pumpy sequence moving into a shallow groove. After copping a great rest out left, charge up the excellent, textured headwall. Enduro, technical crimping on sharp brown rock leads to the chains.


Location 

This is on the far left of the "dirt mound" climbs that include Wake Up Call and Continental Call. It's the first route you come to after The Bumble Bee.


Protection 

11 bolts and anchor.



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