One of the many gems on Spiney Ridge. Starts just arount the corner from the New Philanthropists. Start on a lower-angle face on pockets and work your way up to a heavily pocketed corner. Pull over the bulge on huge pockets until they run out and your only option is a beautiful, finger crack. Make the clip and work the perfect locks until the climbing backs off and face holds reappear. Climb up and around the arete to a two bolt anchor on good holds.
9 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
Above the second bolt.
Start behind the right side of the tree, move up t...
|By Bob Robertson|
Mar 19, 2008
I also agree that Down n' Dirty is a good long route. It has a lot of varied climbing from thin crack to fun face. With fat fingers it could be one hard 5.10c. However, if Carrie Robertson can walk in on crutches and do the first ascent, she should be able to get her name on the first ascent.
|By Joe Stern|
Feb 16, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I thought the lower face and corner through the bulge were reasonably entertaining. After pulling the bulge, however, the rock quality seriously diminishes (even for Shelf). Use caution while climbing and choose an out of the way location to the left for belaying. Deceptive: it's a good looking line from the ground.
From: Golden, CO
Mar 2, 2009
Only thing this climb is good for is hanging draws on the hurricane.
|By Brent Apgar|
From: Out of the Loop
Apr 25, 2010
Climbed this route recently and it must have cleaned up. I didn't find any loose rock after turning the roof. Seemed solid enough the whole way, definitely unique in that you pretty much have to use the crack to surmount the roof or at least it's probably the easiest way to get through the steep stuff.