Shadowboxing | 9a Sport route

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Jon Cardwell
Added at 07:04 on 09 April 2022


4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Jonathan Siegrest Lead (Worked) 16th Sep 2011
First ascent.

Some thoughts from Jonathan from his 2011 blog on the grade. (Since then, the 9a seems to have settled):

"Climbing on the route fresh and having the opportunity to think over the route's difficulty, in addition to the unfortunate new discovery of a knee bar mid-crux has lead me to believe that 14c is a more accurate suggestion. Colorado, and certainly Rifle, have a reputation for stiff grades that I feel I should uphold. Like I've mentioned previously, I think that the best thing we can do with grades is take them lightly, remain honest and strive to keep consistency within an area. To me, 'Kryptonite' remains the standard for 14d on the Western Slope and as much as I would have liked it to, Shadowboxing can not rival it's difficulty."

Jon Cardwell Lead (Worked) Jul 2015

Mark Anderson Lead (Worked) Oct 2016

Paige Classen Lead (Worked) Oct 2019