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Splash 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Tod Anderson, 1998
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 3, 2001

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Description 

Splash starts off the ledge on the right side of the block. Squeeze behind the block to a belay anchor. Splash heads up the west face of the block and on to the main wall proper. Two clips and a thinish 5.11c/d move initiate the route and dust the crux. Jog left above the block and immediately jog back right to head up on more moderate terrain. A bit run out higher up, but the climbing eases back to 5.9. Good continuous climbing on largely fine rock that has been well bolted give the line two stars. Splash is route number 10 in Rolofson's guide to Clear Creek. Since it begins on the mid-level ledge, use one of the approach pitches. Starting up on Grilled Trout (#3, out of the water), lands you at the base of Splash without scrambling the ledge and makes for a logical two pitch climb.

Protection 

QD only. This 70ft route needs 9 - 10 draws and something for the two bolt anchor at the top.


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By Tony Cappa
Aug 21, 2002

Alan is right. There is a second 5.11- crux about halfway up. Match on the sloper and then you gotta throw to a good (but sharp) hold. (It ripped the tip off my friend Brian's pinky). It is well worth it though to stick with it because the view from the anchors is absolutely beautiful in the afternoon sunlight (once again, only if you can block out the big rigs rolling by not too far away). There is some vegetation in the crack at the top, and please be mindful and leave it as you found it. Good route! I think that the crux can be made easier (perhaps) if you go out to the corner and do a couple tosses to slopers. They're good holds and definitely take away the "thinnish" nature of the crux (which actually is a) boulder problem.
By blakeherrington
Jun 1, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The two-bolt boulder problem (V1 if short?) is the crux of the climb. I didn't find any 5.11 past the first 15 feet.
By Geoff U
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 2, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Perhaps I did it wrong, but I found the roof to be the crux (11c), with the first two bolts not being too tricky (11a).