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Sport Park Slab
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Walk in the Park 

Walk in the Park 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Chris Alber & Rick Leitner, 2000
Season: all
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Submitted By: Dan Bowers on Jul 26, 2007
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Description 

Start up the big crack that runs left of the first bolt that you can see from the ground. This comes to the first of many ledges. Climb up through the second bolt, and 5.6 crux to another ledge. From there, you have a crack on the right of the bolt line, and lots of good feet. Pass a couple more ledges and clip the anchor from a ledge just below and left of it. The route can be walked off to the right, and it deposits you at Surprising Crag.

It would be a two rope rap, and lowering is not really an option. You can easily belay from the anchor then walk off.


Location 

This looked like the only route on the Sport Park Slab. Head downstream from the parking area after crossing the creek, watch out for bogs and mud. There is a trail through the trees that deposits you at the bottom of this route.


Protection 

8 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor at the top. Lots of places for trad gear as a backup. Several cracks and ledges lend to easy clips and gear placement.



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By Chris Chaney
From: Arvada, Colorado
Mar 15, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

You can't get down from the anchors with a single 70m rope, though it's very close.

By Robbie Flick
From: Denver, CO
Apr 10, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

A fun easy cruise that definitely beats the approach hike. Great beginner trad lead - not sure why it's bolted, but that seems to be how things go in this area. Spiciest section was definitely before the first bolt, where there's an awkward step around a bulge after a steep section. After that, nice cruising with good feet, excellent gear, and bolts if you need them.

By Jarred Cleerdin
Jul 21, 2011
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

I got down with one 70m cord brings you about 2 to 3 feet off the ground. Very easy, not worth hauling the extra cord if you have a 70m.