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Off the Couch

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Bear's Den

Broke Back Finger

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Gandee Candy 5.8 (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jimmy Hoctor, Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk a hundred feet right from off the couch to a wall with a large pillar block for the first 20 feet. Climb this block for two bolts to a nice ledge. Take a breather then head up into a sea of large holds on the beautiful golden face finishing under a small roof.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolted anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private
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3.47 stars (43 votes)
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5.8 (38 votes)

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Submitted by: Andrew
Date: Apr 17th, 2013

Submitted by: Andrew
Date: Apr 17th, 2013


whoneedsfeet said on April 8th, 2013
great little warm-up. super fun climbing.
EricDorsey said on April 8th, 2013
I have heard it called the new Eureka.
Cromper said on April 8th, 2013
In memory of the Buckwild star Shane Gandee
Willy said on April 10th, 2013
Glad you got to this one first Jimmy. Now it won't be my fault when Bear's Den becomes the new gumby paradise
whoneedsfeet said on April 10th, 2013
We were all gumballs once Will, some still more than others.
climb2core said on April 10th, 2013
If there is no 5.8 for them to climb, they will spend all day hanging on your 5.10 warm up...
dustonian said on April 10th, 2013
Although, if there is no 5.8 to climb, it could be argued that they won't go to the crag in the first place.
fpmadden said on April 11th, 2013
Good route and will get better with more climbs, still a little dirty and sharp. Will cleanup well and earn 4 stars.
Willy said on April 15th, 2013
Its just been proven that if there is no 5.8 to climb, then they will bolt one.
heavyc said on April 26th, 2013
5.8's in the Red don't get much better than this, thanks for putting it up
climb2core said on October 31st, 2013
Be careful for the new 5.8 leader.... the ledge is in play with one of the harder moves on the route going to the second bolt above it.
Josephine said on February 24th, 2014
very nice. not good for a brand new 5.8 leader though. the bottom 2 bolts were wet from water dripping off the top. still climbable but might be wet the day after a hard rain. got nice sun on a february morning.
Rollo said on March 22nd, 2015
I'd have trouble calling this "the new Eureka", more like "the next Boilerplate". Great route for the grade.