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Frigga 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown -- probably Stewart Green and/or Brian Shelton
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Submitted By: Rich F. on Jan 1, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Rich top-ropes Frigga. Photo by Dan F.

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Description 

This is the top-rope route immediately right of El Sol.

The bottom one-third is almost pure friction climbing on some pretty slick sandstone. It is listed in Stewart Green's Red Rock guidebook as 5.7, but I thought the bottom third of Frigga was definitely tougher than anything on Helios (5.7+) which is two routes left. It is worth a climb after doing El Sol.

Location 

This line goes to the farthest right anchors on Solar Slab.

Climb El Sol, then once on top traverse right 15 feet from El Sol anchors to set the top-rope on the two Frigga anchors.

I recommend buying Stewart Green's Red Rocks Guidebook at Garden of the God's visitor's center for complete Red Rocks route descriptions/locations.

Protection 

There is a 2-bolt anchor at top but no protection beneath.

Per Tim Brogan: there are now 4 protection bolts.


Photos of Frigga Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Helios, 5.7+. El Sol, 5.6. Frigga, 5.7 TR.
BETA PHOTO: Helios, 5.7+. El Sol, 5.6. Frigga, 5.7 TR.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dana on Frigga.
Dana on Frigga.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josiah O'Neal smearing up Frigga (5.7 TR) on the S...
Josiah O'Neal smearing up Frigga (5.7 TR) on the S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jackie Paik solving the crux move.  (Camera angle ...
Jackie Paik solving the crux move. (Camera angle ...

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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Mar 31, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If climbed straight up, crux move near bottom probably goes at least 5.8. Green's guidebook shows this route in the sketch but describes the start as for El Sol before veering right, which may explain his 5.7 rating.
By Tim Brogan
Jun 25, 2016

This is bolted now. 4 to be exact.
By Stewart M. Green
Jul 11, 2016

There are no bolts on this route. It was never bolted nor were bolts added. Tim might need new glasses!

It's important to remember that bolts cannot be added to existing routes or new routes established without the permission of the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Climbing at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Garden of the Gods is a managed process.

If you wish to modify a route, contact the Pikes Peak Climber's Alliance through its website pikespeakclimbersalliance.org/ to fill out the paperwork required by both the PPCA and the City of Colorado Springs, which can then be submitted to the Parks Department.

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