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Extra Point 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b R

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 800', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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  • Description 

    From the East Bench climb up on easy rock (5.0) to the first belay at an obvious pine tree to the right of the central channel. Continue on up for a few more pitches, staying just right of the main channel in the face. Set up a belay under the "U" in "CU" and lead straight through the U ( runout). Finish the climb by asending the large crack system directly above the "U" and head for the summit or do another belay if required. DESCENT: There are three rappels from fixed eye-bolts. A single 50m rope is sufficient; on the last rappel, you may either use a double-rope for the 140ft. mostly free-rappel or traverse west on a ledge and rap 72ft. on a single rope to the West Bench.


    Protection 

    Like most Flatiron faces, this route can be lead with only nuts, hexes, and slings.



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    Nate belaying at the top of the 2nd pitch.
    Nate belaying at the top of the 2nd pitch.
    Kevin's party was starting out climbing adjacent to our party traversing the east face on either College Drop Out or Extra Point. <br />
    Kevin's party was starting out climbing adjacent t...
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    By Leo Paik
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    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Mar 8, 2002

    This is pretty dang runout as you split the uprights. Maybe 60-70 feet without pro.

    By Stich
    From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Sep 17, 2005

    If you belay at the nice horn and crack we did, the runout through the U of the CU is closer to 80 ft. Stay well to the right towards the top, as the rock is better. I got into a crumbly spot that was not confidence inspiring, but was happy to see much nicer stone to my right. This is the line to pass large groups on the standard route.

    By Luis Barandiaran
    From: Longmont, CO
    Aug 5, 2006
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R

    My brother and I climbed this route today. Staying on the left edge, pitches two and three were beautiful flake hauls up perfect stone. For the fourth pitch, the best place to set an anchor for the runout is on a small ledge 15 or 20 feet above the bigger ledge but still 20' feet from the "U". Danny was able to slot in a questionable nut some 8 feet above the anchor. Two little friction bulges over 40-50 feet of clean slab provided a good deal of spice, with the leader looking at a 80' tumble! Some thoughtful moves higher up after the nice crack system to join up with the standard route to finish provided great exposed, slab climbing to cap off another fantastic Flatirons outing. If you're comfortable with big 5.6 runout, this is one not to be missed!

    By Dean Carpenter
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 21, 2007
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R

    Not much pro but more fun than The Standard East Face route.

    By Guy H.
    From: Fort Collins CO
    Nov 21, 2011

    I thought this was more engaging than College Drop Out. I was near the left up right, maybe there is an easier line up the center of the "U".