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Speeding Ticket 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Susanna Dent, Hunt Prothro, Greg Hand, 6/10/2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Jun 15, 2013

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Susanna Dent on the FA of Speeding Ticket.

Temporary closures near Fiscal Cliff: May-July 2014 MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Beware on your drive up the canyon or you will understand how this climb was named. Moderate climbing leads to thin moves near the top.

Location 

Begin just right of Wild Bore.

Protection 

10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jun 30, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The anchor placement one this route confused me, I don't know why it wasn't put at the lip of the ledge instead of on it 5 feet back and behind a bush. Cool route, thanks for putting it in.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jun 30, 2013

Originally, the anchor was the same as for Hunting Party, but that made cleaning Speeding Ticket difficult because it was too far right. I thought about putting chains at what is now the next to last bolt but decided there was one more move to do. So I added another bolt. Then the rock was bad high on the ledge, so I placed the anchor in the good rock down low. I did not think the bush was a problem, so I let it live. It was a complicated decision.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Right on, Greg, thanks for your efforts!
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Jul 11, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

One of the best beginner leads around, what with the close bolt spacing, consistent climbing, and a fairly long sport pitch. Nice addition.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Aug 21, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This is fun and well bolted, but I think it is 5.6 and not 5.7.
By Chip Loomis
Sep 15, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great sustained climb with super safe bolts. Nice exposure at the top.
For some reason I thought this was as challenging as the other 5.7s. These routes get a little wet with a big storm, and the sun does not start drying them out until after 11AM.
By Chick on Crack
From: Golden, CO
May 6, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Awesome slabby route to practice leading. I was debating between a 6 or 7 rate just because of one move, about halfway up, that didn't offer much to hold. To be fair, my slab footwork isn't that great. I like the final bolt placement...it was nice to have a relaxed cleaning stance. We thought about naming the bush Helga.