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Irina Overeem laybacking up the corner.
This route is on the left side of the crag in an obvious dihedral. The climbing is very good and I would give it three stars except it is lacking length and location. It starts on the slab and works its way up the dihedral to a weird chimney thing. This is the short but awkward crux. You can traverse diagonally left across a bulge after this to the bolts but it is much better to continue up the dihedral to the fist crack under the roof and traverse left.
Great route with excellent rock and fun climbing.
Can be climbed on toprope, but a solid directional is needed if you use the bolts near the top. Some jackass put these bolts in so be sure to loop a runner through one or else you will edge load the carabiner. There is plenty of places to set up a gear toprope. Best done as a trad lead. The bottom section eats up nuts and there is a couple large cam placements (3.5 or 4) near the top. Standard rack. ~60 feet?
Peter Dillon, enjoying the nice face holds left of...
Rob works the Dihedral while Sharon starts the roo...
Kristin Knudson, onsight. Her first trad lead. P...
The top of the dihedral.
|By Casey Bernal|
From: Arvada, CO
Feb 13, 2002
I forgot to mention that there is one bolt in an alcove near the top. This can be used to get to the bolt anchor below. Otherwise it is a sketchy downclimb to them.
Feb 13, 2002
Who's the moron that put bolts in on this route??? This was probably my fourth or fifth trad lead, in my first year of climbing (early 1997). I later went back and did it as a naked nighttime (partially drunk) free solo. This is what happens when you get bored during the week as a student at Mines, I guess. Why, oh, why did I come back for grad school?
|By Matt White|
Feb 28, 2002
I have it on good authority that anyone bringing a bolt kit to this crag will be hit struck by lightning.
|By Ron Olsen|
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2003
A fun route up a clean, easy corner. Felt more like 5.6 than 5.7.
A fun route on solid rock.
Lots of holds on the face left of the corner keep the climbing moderate.
|By Jeremy Hakes|
From: Golden, Colorado
Oct 30, 2006
Someone replaced the anchors! Yay! New TR anchors in place.
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 2, 2007
The super secret way to get through the crux squeeze is to find the handhold for your left hand on the left face and move to the left onto the slab, thusly avoiding the squeeze altogether.
|By Phil Persson|
From: Denver, Colorado
Oct 7, 2008
Fun! I love this crag! 30 second approach, usually empty, great Trad in addition to TR's and Sport routes... there's something here for everyone.
|By Walt Barker|
Aug 11, 2012
Awesome climb, bizarre crux. Plugged #4 and # 3 Camalots into the fist crack for the traverse to the chains. For the chains, just bring about 15' of webbing and you can equalize the anchor just fine.
|By Jay Eggleston|
Nov 27, 2012
You can equalize the anchor with much less than 15' of webbing as mentioned in the comment above.