|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 400', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]|
|FA:||Ray Northcutt and Layton Kor|
|Submitted By:||s.kimball on Nov 6, 2008|
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Nov 6, 2008
|Northcutt/Kor's Direct Start: "Status Of Forces", 5.10a, 6 bolts. FA: S.K. and N.A., 2008.|
By Theo Colameco
Aug 20, 2009
|Nice route! I'll do the direct next time!|
By Luke Clarke
Aug 23, 2009
|This is a stellar route. I did it yesterday with direct start and found it definitely worth three stars. We stretched the third pitch to a good belay stance near the top with a 60m rope. From there you can walk unroped safely to the descent. This crag is a great alternative on hot summer days and does not seem to get a lot of traffic.|
By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 29, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Nice route. Did this last Saturday - was about 90 degrees down on the Front Range and was cool enough that I needed long sleeves and pants up on the wall. Seems to stay in the shade in late summer until about 1. We did the direct route which is very nice. Bolt spacing is typical for this area (don't expect Boulder Canyon comfort) - for the 6 bolts to the lower "anchor" we spanned half a 70 m rope. The "anchor" at the the top of P1 consists of a single rap bolt and a wire tied tight together. But there are plenty of places to fish in some more gear.
P2 was nice and I wasn't actually sure what the exciting move out from the overhang was. Probably goes at 9. RPs make the bottom part feel a little more comfortable, but the crux is quickly dispatched.
Stunning views of the park from the top of this wall - the hike is well worth the climb.