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This serenely situated formation is host to three short and sweet routes on its southwest face. All you'll need is a half dozen draws and some small TCUs and nuts to protect this trio of "restday favorites". The rock bites back a bit, but it's a worthy trade off for the stellar moves and scenic backdrop (bring the camera for this one!). The routes receive afternoon sunlight and can be rappelled to the west on a set of anchors. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll!
Der Freischutz is located on Dinosaur Mtn. Park at NCAR Mesa and take the Mallory Cave Trail up past the Dinosuar Egg and Der Zerkle to the base of the east face slab of The Hand. Take a faint trail up a rocky and wooded gully into the corridor between The Hand (north side) and Der Freischutz (south side). When the south side opens up into a stellar view of Bear Canyon the climbs can be found above an idyllic flat boulder at the base of the southwest face. Enjoy!
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Der Freischutz:
East Face / Der Freischutz 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Trad, 2 pitches, 350'
South Ridge 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Trad, 4 pitches, 750'
Free Shot 5.2 3 8 II D 2c Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
Drugs 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Street Hassle 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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East Face / Der Freischutz 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c CO : Flatirons : ... : Der Freischutz
To reach the East face route, follow the Mallory Cave trail as it switchbacks between Dinosaur Rock and Der Zerkle. The trail will pass within a few of the East face once you are West of Dinosaur Rock (Der Freischutz is West of Dinosaur Rock).Start at the base of the East face next to the dihedral formed by blocks on the North side of the Overture and Freischutz. Head up following the line of least resistance on the left of a gully for some 200 feet. Negotiate some large blocks via cracks at the...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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