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Burden of Dreams

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Purple Valley

Suckers at the Top

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Electric Cowboy 5.11b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Stacy Temple in 1992
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins on the face 15 feet left of the start of Burden of Dreams. Climb the face then step left out to the arete for some exposure. Finish on a large ledge.
This route and Burden of Dreams are worth the hike to Purple Valley.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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4.46 stars (26 votes)
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5.11b (17 votes)

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Submitted by: CRZYFST
Date: Nov 18th, 2018


nattyshred said on May 9th, 2003
Almost got the onsight and fell outta the "kiss your ass goodbye" stradle after you come outta the roof and onto the arete. Sent it next go! Definately one of the best routes ive done for the grade at the red!! GET ON IT!!!
Anonymous said on September 30th, 2003
This route sucks goat wangs!
Power2U said on November 24th, 2003
One of the best 11's at the Red...too bad it is out in the middle of nowhere...otherise more people might get to experience it...or maybe this is a good thing :) ?
merrick said on June 4th, 2006
ride the bull? what kinda beta is that?????!!!!
michaelarmand said on November 5th, 2007
As good as any other beta! I just focused on trying not to poop my pants workin the arete. Is that better?
pawilkes said on May 5th, 2008
great route. i'm glad that the webbing and quicklinks are there, otherwise it'd be a bit confusing on how to finish it off. i think this route looks a lot harder than it is, at least the face climbing that makes up 80% of it.
hamsco said on October 24th, 2011
Old webbing removed and new chains that extend over the lip, installed. 10-15-2011
dustonian said on October 24th, 2011
We love you, anchor fairy.
climb2core said on January 5th, 2013
taurusclimber said on February 6th, 2015
Ha, that's my youtube video! Thanks climb2core :)
Anonymous said on February 7th, 2015
Hey nobody gives a flying fuck.
Anonymous said on February 7th, 2015
hey i got your flying fuck, RIGHT HERE
veela-valoom said on April 24th, 2018
The 5th bolt (not just the hanger) is moving on this route. We tried tightening with a nut tool/wrench combo but it didn't work due to the shape of the rock. Reported on