|The Crag Ranch
Located just to the right of Dusty Trail this route generally follows a low angle blunt arete. Although low angle, the arete is deceptively smooth in places. Overall, the climbing is fairly continuous at a reasonable level on very good stone. Be careful, this stretches a 60m rope! This goes to the same anchor as Dusty Trail. One minor runout at midheight can be minimized with a 3/4" cam.
Kim warming up
Sean using the arÍte on Fenceline.
|By Gern Blinston|
Sep 28, 2002
We needed maybe a No.2 or less after the the 4th bolt, maybe,only because it was wet. Good route. Slabby, Platte rock and good for advanced beginners.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 4, 2002
Advanced beginners, eh? I recall when 5.9+ was the domain of hard men.
|By Darin Lang|
May 27, 2003
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right up there with Wrinkles in Time as one of the best 5.9 sport climbs anywhere. Especially for advanced beginners such as myself.
|By richard magill|
Jun 2, 2003
Probably the best bolted 5.9 I've done, and a good deal harder than bolted 5.9 routes you would find in Clear Creek or Boulder Canyon.
Awesome position, with Pike's Peak in the background and mostly unburnt forest stretching to the horizon.
From: Boulder, CO
May 14, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Good warmup. I don't recall a runout section. The harder parts were well-bolted.