Trip Report
The Tower of N00b - 30 ORG Routes under 5.9
Monday April 8, 2019 5:02pm
Jason Lakey - aka "Coach" inspired me to try a lesser version of his historic "Pyramid of Doom" hardman circuit.
His is a whole new level, but I figured out a path to do 30 different routes 5.9 and under and cut it down to 5 areas that are close together. I also fit them to a numbered pattern that fits the climbs & grades:

6 climbs at 5.6 and under (short on 6's, so threw in a 5.5 & 5.3)
7 climbs at 5.7
8 climbs at 5.8
9 climbs at 5.9

We started at 7:15 AM and pulled the rope on the last route at 2:15 PM - many thanks to the wife for 28 patient belays while clipping around 250 bolts!

Psyched to be starting up pitch 20
Psyched to be starting up pitch 20
Credit: Aeriq

Soloing Pitch 29
Soloing Pitch 29
Credit: Aeriq

Great to find and fulfill a climbing vision, however pedestrian.

The concept list. Revised on the fly a bit during the day.
The concept list. Revised on the fly a bit during the day.
Credit: Aeriq

The Tower
The Tower
Credit: Aeriq

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Aeriq is a sport climber from 100-year Visitor.

Comments
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
  Apr 8, 2019 - 05:59pm PT
Ya still had 5 more hours of daylight!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
  Apr 8, 2019 - 06:23pm PT
My neck hurts BTW.

.The Wife.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 9, 2019 - 03:16am PT
A worthy challenge,
Just the maid, belay glasses may help with the neck pain?
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
  Apr 9, 2019 - 04:46am PT
Looks like a blast! I'd love that!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
  Apr 9, 2019 - 05:24am PT
belay glasses may help with the neck pain?

I get sea-sick from those things. Barf on the rope is generally considered undesirable.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Apr 9, 2019 - 05:52am PT
Not sure about the "however pedestrian" part, it all sounds pretty dang burly to me, especially for "The Wife".
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
  Apr 9, 2019 - 06:55am PT
Lots o' pitches! Well done, crew.

BAd
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Author's Reply  Apr 9, 2019 - 08:53am PT
My day seems pedestrian compared to Coach's - have you seen the list?

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
  Apr 9, 2019 - 05:20pm PT
Fer real... He wasn't falling off a N00B-route. I was just semi-napping ballast most of the time. :)
nah000

climber
now/here
  Apr 9, 2019 - 08:39pm PT
this is sweet...

especially appreciated the "tower of noob" drawing... :)
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