|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 75'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Jonathan Siegrist on May 4, 2008|
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By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
May 4, 2008
A couple other things:
Not sure about FA, heard it was Rob, but again not sure.
In the Lyons Area guidebook it states that this climb is anywhere from 5.13a/b to 13c/d. I thought that it was definitely harder than the Boulder Canyon route 'Die Reeperbahn' which seems to be 13b or so and similar in nature. Have not heard of anyone else doing this route, but if so maybe you could please also offer your opinion for the sake of the route here on MP?
By Hank Caylor
From: Golden, CO
May 5, 2008
|I believe I got the 2nd on this...13 years ago. It is definitely a Candelaria route, and I like the mid 13 grade. I'm pretty good with f**ked up slab climbing and this thing stays in your face as I recall. Glad to see it is getting more attention.|
From: Fort Collins
Apr 19, 2009
Wow. This thing is relentless after the third bolt. Does it escape left at the top? The face directly above the final bolt looked even more featureless than the rest of the route. Maybe a throw up right to a crimp jug? Maybe I just need to have another look, it was a bit wet up at the top today.
By topher donahue
May 20, 2011
|A few of us Estes Park climbers have done this, too - around the same time as Hank's 2nd ascent. Chalk washes off in the rain, so it always feels like an FA. Mid 13 micro grips for sure. It goes without the escape at the top....|