|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Ken Trout and friends|
|Submitted By:||Bryson Slothower on Nov 20, 2002|
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By chad michael davis
Aug 28, 2006
|I agree that the pins are sketchy. But you can lead this quite safely, if you accept that a fall might land on the huge ledge. It's actually not very far down to the ledge. It would be considered a pretty good landing by most bouldering standards. Obviously, if you've got bad ankles or something, it's not a good thing. But if you think about it and are prepared, a fall doesn't seem that harsh. I found the spacey face climbing above more stimulating. All in all, great pitch.|
By Olaf Mitchell
From: Paia, Maui, Hi,
Apr 10, 2007
I was totally honored when Ken Trout invited me to have a stab at freeing his new line.
Ken and Kirk Miller had hooked and drilled the first two bolts on aid.
That was a great start and it made the rest of the pitch sporting but safe.
I free climbed up to their high point and then went for the top putting in two more 1/4" bolts with a hammer and hand drill from small and very steep stances. From that point, it was moderate slab climbing and I could have easily cruised to the top.
I thought that since the line was Ken's vision, he should be the one to top out.
I lowered off my high point this allowed Ken to top out first.
It was truly,the effort of three friends, having fun, while doing a first ascent, that topped out on one of the most dramatic summits in the Platte.
Hence the name "Class Act".
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Apr 10, 2007
|A class act indeed and a great route to boot.|
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 30, 2007
|Thanks Olaf! Too bad about the pin pulling. They never seem to last long in Pikes Peak Granite.|
By Greg D
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
|Excellent route. Thanks guys. We happened on this route by chance after climbing Center Route. It looked so good we had to try it. We had no problem placing gear to back up the two remaining pins, then onto the newer bolts. Mostly well protected with slight runout higher up on new bolts. Fantastic climbing.|