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A Quark for Quayle T 
Crack & Face Route S 
Crowbar Cowboy S 
Day of Reckoning S 
Disappearing Man S 
Five to One S 
Gold Shut Route, The S 
Honed to the Bone T 
Mechanically Inept T 
Nine To Five S 
Shut Down, Plugged Up, and Cold to Boot T 
WideSpread Shelfishness S 
World Through a Bottle, The T 

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This is a small stretch of the butte just east of the Winterfest Wall. There are 10 routes listed in the Hubbel guidebook, some bolted some natural gear, ranging from 5.9 to 5.12 (most in the 5.9-5.10 range). Highlights include the Nine to Five arete (5.9+) with steep moves on big holds and the world's shortest finger crack, Crack and Face Route (5.10d) my favorite route at Table, and the cleverly named Widespread Shelfishness (5.12b). I assume the spelling in Hubbel (Widespread Selfishness) is a spellcheck-generated typo. This area even has a two pitch link-up: Nine to Five to Disappearing Man.

Getting There 

From the parking lot head uphill and left when you get to the cliff. Keep an eye out for the Winter Warmer route up the tallest part of the cliff. About 100' past this is the 9 to 5 arete which marks the beginning of the area.


A. WideSpread Shelfishness, 12, 1p, 25', bolts.
B. Crowbar Cowboy, 9, 1p, bolts.
C. A Quark for Quayle, 8+, 1p, gear.
D. Crack & Face Route, 10+, 1p, bolts & gear.
E. The World Through a Bottle, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
F. Honed to the Bone, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
G. Day of Reckoning, 11+, 1p, bolts.
H. Five to One, 11-, 1p, bolts.
I. Shut Down, Plugged Up, and Cold to Boot, 7+, 1p, gear.
J. Nine to Five, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
above J. Disappearing Man, 10, 60', bolts. 2nd p.
K. Gold Shut Route, 10+, 1p, bolts.
L. Rummies & Reporters, 8, 1p.
M. 9, 1p.
N. 9-, 1p.
O. Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
P. The Conundrum 7, 1p, gear.
Q. Mechanically Inept, 8 or 10-, 1p, 50', gear.
R. For Love of Mother Not, 7, 1p, gear, crack.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hot Spot Area:
Nine To Five   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Crowbar Cowboy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
The World Through a Bottle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Five to One   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Crack & Face Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Day of Reckoning   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Crack & Face Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Golden : ... : Hot Spot Area
Located on the same face as Widespread Shelfishness on the left side, this is about 100' left of the Nine to Five arete. This is my favorite route at Table. You can start directly under the first bolt on a small buttress with a thin, balancy, face move (10b/c?) or you can do the crack to the right which is easier. If you can't reach the bolt from the top of the small buttress, slot a stopper or two behind the flake at your knees. Pull through the sustained crux on th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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