Start on the arete on the northeast side of the main boulder, and climb up the left side of the west face. A fun, little, dynamic move will get you to a nice pocket. This climb has been bouldered/solo'ed, but most would find it prudent to set up a TR using the anchor bolts up top.
Start on the arete on the northeast side of the main boulder and climb up the left side of the west face.
You can boulder/solo this or toprope it. There are anchor bolts up top.
Isn't this the same route as "Trail Route." This post contains the correct name and grade, but I was just wondering if there was one sport route at Ute that I was unaware of.
By Cody Cook From: Colorado Springs, CO Aug 22, 2008
No. Trail Route follows the bolts up the arete that faces the road (only bolts on the rock). Don't Tell Mom is a high-ball boulder problem that starts a few feet to the right of Trail Route and climbs the face up to the obvious hueco, which requires a dyno about 15-20 feet off the deck. The toprope anchors mentioned in this post are the same anchors used at the top of Trail Route. If you choose to high-ball it, get ready for a long ride down if you don't stick the dyno.
I bouldered/soloed this after inspecting it once on toprope. I think it's solid 5.11. A good (and heady) route that probably deserves more toprope traffic than it gets. The crux comes at about 25 feet, give or take.