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Kor's Korner 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA:  FFA P1: Leonard Coyne, 1979, FFA P2: Richard Aschert, 1985
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Submitted By: Rik Anderson on Apr 24, 2006

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Chris Barlow smooths through the crux.

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P1 .12a/b Start by climbing up to the chimney of Sandman, then begin to traverse to the right to a piton, clip a LONG runner to prevent rope drag. Turn the corner and work your way to the crack that goes up the spire. This face climbing is the crux and is protected by drilled pins. Work your way up the beautiful crack passing a couple of pins higher to the belay. Stoppers and #1-#2 Friends protect the crack nicely.

P2 .11a, Climb the face above following the pins, then traverse to the right to gain a flake then clip the last pin and on to the top.

Rap with 2 ropes from the anchor.


Start about 60 feet to the left of West Point Crack.


Medium & large stoppers, a few cams 0.75-2.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Brandford, route setter extraordinaire, in a...
Kevin Brandford, route setter extraordinaire, in a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Barlow on the "Korner".
Chris Barlow on the "Korner".
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard leading Kor's Korner circa 1986.
Richard leading Kor's Korner circa 1986.

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 22, 2010

Kor actually didn't climb this. He's perplexed as anyone why it bares his name.
By Logan Berndt
From: Colorado Springs
Oct 27, 2011

Excellent and exposed aid line!
By Jikimika Dinglehoffer Merritt
From: Lander, Wy
Aug 4, 2015

As for the gear, I think the poster means 0.75-2 INCHES, not in terms of Camalot size. Most of the crack is fingers size with pin scars.
By ejesse
From: Colorado Springs
Oct 11, 2015

Gear: nothing bigger than purple BD #0.5s at the top. In the business, it's grey, yellow, and green Aliens. I would recommend two of each so you are not wanting. You could place a blue, but I doubt it could hold a fall as the rock is soft. Prepare to be flummoxed by the ever daunting decision when climbing pin scars - do you want gear or handholds. Medium nuts would probably work brilliantly if you can hangout long enough to place them.

Also, you can prevent rope drag by back cleaning the first piton once you have clipped the second, or second and third.

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