|Penitente - Inner Canyon
Apes in Estrus is a short but fun climb up huecos on a steep, blunt arete.
The climb is a ways past the Virgin painting and the Mercy Wall on the left. Directly across from the Brown Sugar area find the huecoed arete that is just left of a short wall with two good warmups (Shady Lady and Ms. Cool). Scramble up onto a ledge/boulder to begin.
3 bolts + anchor.
Katrina TRs Apes in Estrus.
Amber on "Apes in Estrus".
About to pull onto the arete after clipping the 1s...
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Apr 17, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great route, but I don't see how this thing could possibly be 10c. Consider that Tanks for the Huecos is called 10d...more like 5.8, and a great route for beginners or warming up.
|By Derek Lawrence|
May 29, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Don't see how you can call this 5.8 if you stay on the arete. There were thin moves between big holds. I did Tanks right after this and would still call this solid 10.
Jun 1, 2010
I agree with Derek. If you stay on the arete (proper) then it definitely is NOT a 5.8.... Not sure I would call it a 10c however. Let's find a common ground and call it a soft 10 in one section between the second and third bolt. (Again...this is if you stay on the arete.) Good little route though.
|By Devin Fin|
Jul 29, 2010
Let's say 5.9+?????
|By Robb M.|
Jun 3, 2011
Does anyone know anything about the route 50 feet right of this? I think it has around 4 or 5 bolts.
|By Aaron D|
From: Salida, CO
Jun 10, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Robb - not quite sure which route you are referring to, but immediately to the right of Apes and starting off a ledge are ms. cool and shady lady. Further to the right on that same formation and starting from the trail is a short route that works up a slab and over a little bulge that's probably 5.10+/5.11-. Hope that helps.