Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Long Walk Rock
Select Route:
Anoka Minnesota T 
Cat's Meow, The S 
Free the Ostriches T 
L.A.T.E. T 
Long Walk Crack T 
Tiger Paw S 

Free the Ostriches 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ament, Wilson, Huerta
Page Views: 259
Submitted By: Climberordinaire on Mar 8, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Seasonal Raptor Closure - Lifted MORE INFO >>>


Wide to OW crack splitting the middle of the south face on the lower tier. Crux is getting off the ground and through the initial bulge.


Obvious, wide crack splitting south face of lower tier.


Gear to 6", either walk off or traverse right to Cat's Meow anchors.

Comments on Free the Ostriches Add Comment
Show which comments
By Rich Farnham
Jan 30, 2011

Bring tape. You pull pretty hard on a few fist-jams in some pretty coarse rock. Feels more like Vedauwoo than Boulder Canyon granite. A fun climb if you don't mind hiking a long way to do 30' routes.

Single set of BD #1-#6 protects it well. Walk the 6 with you -- it's nice to have for a constriction in the upper section of the crack.
By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Despite the meager height, it is a respectable OW pitch (at least by Boulder Canyon standards) for those seeking experience.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!