Heart of Stone
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Pitch 1: 5.10c slab climbing past 6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor at top
Pitch 2: 5.10d mixed climbing past two bolts. Thin lay back through the crux. Two bolt anchor.
Pitch 3: 5.10d thin corner of mixed climbing with two bolts. Thin seam climbing. Don't miss the second bolt after the end of the first corner. Watch the rock quality on the first half of the pitch.
Pitch 4: 5.10b/c Slab climbing, trending left, past three bolts up to big ledge with a two bolt anchor.
Pitch 5: Blocky 5.7 corner. Set the belay at the top of the blocks. #1-3 gear anchor.
Pitch 6: The pitch!!! Start with hands to thin hands up to the first roof corner. Lay back up the finger crack. Stem rest when you can. Finish through thin roof traversing left to a two bolt anchor.
Pitch 7: Traverse left, place gear in seams and then bust the 5.10 improbable mantle move to the first bolt. Then keep mantling past another bolt to a right ascending crack on easy terrain to a single bolt which you can back up with a #1-2 cam.
Pitch 8: 5.10 b slab climbing trending right to a gear anchor on a ledge.
Pitch 9: Traverse right and pull through steep knobs to a single bolt, then traverse slightly left and then right. Don't miss the single bolts, which is more left then the route suggests. Belay with a single bolt anchor back up with #1-2 cams.
Pitch 10: Clip bolt right at the roof and pull the improbable 5.11c mantle move. When that is done move up and slightly right past bolts. Gear anchor.
Pitch 11: Easy terrain to the top.
West face of Fairview. Lucky Streaks and The Great Pumpkin are further west.
Descend off the back side of Fairview.
Bailing with two ropes is possible without leaving gear up until pitch 6.
Standard rack up to #3, doubles of #.5-1, small C3s down to purple, 10 alpine draws
Bolts on many pitches. Recently replaced.
Mar 17, 2014
FA: Vern Clevenger, Claude Fiddler, Dave Lomba, August 1980
Bolts replaced 2012
By Bryan Gilmore
From: Ridgway, CO
Sep 1, 2014
Highly recommended. You can link p1 and p2, then p3 and p4, then p8 and 9 with a 70m. Bring good bolt finding skills, it can take some time to spot them on that shinning granite!