Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat Machine
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Ok, strange name, good climb. Left-most route on Bulge Wall. Starts two climbs left and below belay ledge with tree. Felt like 10a so I compromised with Van Horn's rating of 10c/d at 10b. Fun climbing on positive holds, some of the moves are reachy.
7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
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Me. Photo by Jason.
Climbing the moves above what we consider the crux...
C. Love at the top.
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|Comments on Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat Machine
|By Chris Cavallaro|
Jul 27, 2001
Great route, but a little soft. Try LOVE PUMP 10b/c which is to the right of turbo, and is the righmost route starting from a ledge.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 12, 2002
In Stewart Green's guide this was called "easy" 10a. I agree.
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 28, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
There is only one or two tricky moves up high on the route, while the rest is 5.9 climbing on big holds.
|By Edward Jenner|
Jun 4, 2004
I know I'm in the minority, but for some reason I had trouble with this climb and found it harder than other 10b's or The Big Chill. It only has one crux section of a couple of moves, but I always feel scrunched up, then have to match on a long reach which feels like I'm going to peel off of. I guess it just exposes my weeknesses, although I'll play the 'height card' and say it's easier for short people!
|By Kyle Judson|
Jul 18, 2011
Bouldery start and tricky to clip the 2nd bolt. Watch out for wasps.
|By Peter Swank|
From: Boulder, CO
May 21, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b
Good set of sequence moves at the crux, but everything is there.
Dec 15, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Always pretty much agreed with Mark's 10a/b rating (1990 guidebook) but have seen a lot of better climbers having considerable trouble on it.
Personally, I enjoy the route. Great warm-up.