Myke Komarnitsky starts up on a sunny January day.
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Stay tuned for an announcement of the transfer to the County, as well as an upcoming celebration at Golden Cliffs to commemorate the legacy of Mayford Peery, who donated the cliffs to the Access Fund in 1994. The event will celebrate 20 years of Access Fund ownership and officially present Golden Cliffs to Jefferson County Open Space.
This is a nice textured but steep slab that looks easier than it is. Fun bulges on lower part make the thin crimps at the top more work. You can do a 10a start straight from straight below the bolt, or you can do the 8 variation via the crack on the left. Squeeze onto the ledge, and then move right to follow the thin crack. Move past the 4th bolt and go left and then up.
The crux comes quickly. Some nice bouldering moves just off the ground.Leave your stick clip at home. Get a spot from your partner and go for it.Some very nice edging towards the top. Solid 9+. Once you've lead it, it's "10a" rating is a little steep.
By Ken Trout From: Golden, CO Aug 18, 2003 rating: 5.10a6a18VI+18E1 5a
I bolted this in 1991 and a couple of times after. There are three winch-hooks at the anchor now. Just clip in and lower off. If the hooks seem worn, Home Depot has them for $5 each. There is more about these hooks on the intro page for Overhang Area.
I rated it ten because the dyno at the first bolt stops people who are never stymied by nines. Mike Sheehan led this on natural gear. The word is the thin moves at the top feel hairy-plus.
Guy Lords, Ric Leitner, and Brian Hansen may have been in on the actual FA climbing too. The route name came from Ron Olevsky. He was the first climber I had heard say that worrying about the environmental impact of bolts on Earth's cliffs was as ridiculous as worrying about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Looking at the industrial scenery just below, knowing how geeked the Shermanite crusaders would get about the bolts, it seemed like a fitting name. (Deck Chairs has had the bolts vandalized twice.)
Just climbed it tonight on TR and plan on going back for a lead very soon. This is a great climb, but if you follow the same path I did and which seems to be the standard from what I've seen others do (traverse right at the big horizontal crack about 20 feet up, then trend left all the way to the top), you'll find good holds and feet the whole way. So I'd say it's a 9. A really great climb though. I give it 3 stars. I'm relatively new to sport climbing, but c'mon, this is deck chairs! You can't discourage people from climbing it by giving it 2 stars!
I've climbed Deck Chairs a number of times, and it's clearly one of the best of its grade at this crag. It's fairly sustained and a little bit pumpy by Table standards, but it's certainly worth doing. I put the direct start at 9+ for tall people and 10a for people who have to dyno.
This woould be a great route if it was not so greasy. The fact that it is so greasy makes it so that you are never very secure even on the good holds. If I had no idea what climb this was I would have guessed 10d/11a following the bolt line.
By Dave Clark 5.10 From: Golden, CO Jun 24, 2010 rating: 5.10a6a18VI+18E1 5a
I agree with above comments, this route has lost stars and increased in difficulty as the holds have greased up.
Climbed it yesterday, 4-29-11, on my first visit to Table. Could not do the direct start. I grabbed the chalky holds, made one left hand jam in the crack and made the reach to the jug at the top of the flared finger crack and back on route. I thought the rest would be a fun 5.9 cruise on the upper face but was gripped the whole way. Really steep, small crimpers for the fingers, good edges for the feet. I really had to think about every move. The last time I had this much trouble on a "5.9" was "Solid Gold", Astro Domes, J Tree. I'd give the route a solid 5.10 rating.
By Patrick Shwartz From: Thornton, CO Sep 28, 2012 rating: 5.10a/b6a+19VI+19E2 5b
Fun, balance-y route. I support all of the comments about the direct start being stiff from how greasy the first 2-3 holds are. Still, nice climbing; would give it 2.5 stars if possible.