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The Fabulous Flying Carrs Route 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Ramin Jamshidi on Jan 1, 2001

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Eyeing up the crux.

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Description 

The higher you go, the tougher it gets. Some cool hand jams down low and then some balancy moves on small, slopey holds towards the top. Resist the temptation to chicken out and exit off the right side!

Protection 

5 bolts to a 2 chain anchor. On p.32 of the Golden Cliffs: Colorado this route is mislabeled as "Natural Fact."


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Chuck Graves approaches the crux. The 11a stays to...
Chuck Graves approaches the crux. The 11a stays to...
The top moves are tricky.
The top moves are tricky.
Trying not to fly. Photo: Roth.
Trying not to fly. Photo: Roth.

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By Edward Jenner
Jan 1, 2001

Ed Jenner - Good climb for those trying to lead .11 - well positioned bolts and an easy bailout option. Tip - use a toe jam to clip the last bolt.
By Ernie Port
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jul 1, 2002

In Rossiter's guide book, the rendering of this route is mislabelled (7) under the drawing. After dubious pondering from the ground, I made an attempt anyway coming up one clip short of the goal. Feeling this was way burly for a (7) warmup, I bailed to the chimney on the right and scrambled up the last 10' to set a tope rope. My partner was then informed of its true rating and yelled up to me that the climb is 10d/11a. The top rope can also be used for the interesting (7) chimmney/stemming problem to the left.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 13, 2008
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Slippery in warm weather.
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Jan 21, 2012

There's a great kneebar with a no hands rest right before the crux.
By Dwight Jugornot
From: Arvada, Co.
Apr 15, 2013

There really are two radically different routes here. Stay to the right (still out on the face, not in the gully) and it is an unremarkable 5.9 or so. If you stay on the face left and center, it is a quality 5.11a/b. I don't normally give stars to a "contrived" route, but the moves on the face out left are really cool. Body position, strength, technicality - good stuff.