Boxcars and Airplanes
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This is a great little sport route to a neat summit. A very good climb to teach people on - its nice to be on a summit rather than lowering off chains on a cliff.
Climb up jugs and a steep crack. When that peters out, step right and climb the right arete of the spire to the top.
This used to have two bolts and possibilities for stopper placements down low(though it was casual to lead just with the two bolts). Several new bolts have appeared, with the lowest one being pointless - it can be clipped while standing on the ground.
quickdraws, maybe a few stoppers to protect the start
|Comments on Boxcars and Airplanes
|By Bob Archbold|
Aug 7, 2002
New bolts were placed in the original location of the original bolts. The pointless first one was to protect a skitish person putting in the stopper placment so they would not fall over and fall out of balance and injure themselves. And by the way I did the first ascent on lead.
|By Bob Archbold|
Aug 15, 2002
This route was first climbed from the ground up in 1990 by Bob Archbold and Dave Green
|By Anonymous Coward|
Dec 22, 2002
Cool little route. Great for a warmup in the morning or cool down after a day of climbing.
|By Kai Segrud|
Dec 25, 2005
This climb is fun but that first bolt is useless. I would not do this climb unless you have a piece between the first and second bolt. A #11 BD stopper fits well and is pretty easy to put in. If you don't put in anything and for whatever reason you fall before you get to that second bolt, plan on hitting the ground.
|By Rich F.|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 8, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
A #0.4 BD cam fits perfectly in the crack to protect the climbing between the low first bolt and the high second bolt. Fun climb to a small pointy summit -- just wish it were taller.