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Colloidal Impact - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A powerful roof problem. Start on Wicked Gravity, and traverse right under the prominent roof. This route is a one, or two depending upon your height, move wonder, but WHAT A MOVE IT IS! Once you are up and over the roof, there is a hands-off rest. Move left onto the face and up to the bolt. The finish, to the anchor, is decidedly easier than what came before. Needs to see more traffic. I'd recommend climbing on two ropes to avoid the sensation that you are tethered to the ground while leading this beast. Viz. there is a problem with rope drag on this one.

Submitted by: joshklingbeil on 2004-12-15
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Route ID: 45413

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: A-Bowl on 2010-08-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun roof!

Yes.. one or two moves but pretty fun! It helped to have been stemming a lot the weeks before in squamish. Basically tuned this into a stemming problem and voila! Good times!

Added: 2010-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: isayne14tennis on 1992-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Roof

What a route! The exposure is fantastic as you climb the first roof. So much fun concentrated into one or two moves. Another must-do Back-of-the-Lake 12.

Added: 2007-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: yetanotherdave on 1993-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars rp

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Added: 2007-03-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ipsofacto on 1992-08-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Un-fucking-real! Once you are over the first roof, your problems are over. Don't fall at the roof. I climbed this one when the protection consisted of two bolts: one at the roof, and the other one. It certainly kept me on my toes, and I was practically crying while on lead.

Witnessed by: Mike Lang
Added: 1992-08-10