|The Alligator Lounge
Daddy climbs the AWESOME gator skin face 15 feet left of the large dihedral.
Mark Hesse - takes a ride on Daddy. Awesome route...
Phil Wortman enjoying some big holds.
Textbook gator skin....
The middle section of the route.
Mr. Hesse havin' at it.
|By Stefan Doucette|
Apr 6, 2008
Near classic! This route is on some of the most featured rock of the area.
BEWARE- there is a beehive in the dihedral around 10 feet to the right, you can hear them from the ground. I wouldn't deem it unclimbable, but when I climbed it, they frequently landed on me, although never stung. Regardless, it definitely made it a little harder to enjoy the route for what it is. So, aside from the listed gear above, consider a bee suit.
|By Kevin McLaughlin|
From: Colorado Springs
Apr 9, 2008
This route is the VERY BEST at the grade . A leader here gets steep gator skin all the way that takes excellent pro. Bees in the corner buzz loudly ........ about 15 ft away .........beware?
|By Glenn Schuler|
From: Monument, Co.
Apr 16, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13
This could be the best 5.8 single pitch route on the planet, maybe....
|By Dan G0D5H411|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 17, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Even in October we still heard a constant humming from the dihedral on the right....
Not wanting to get stung, we moved a bit further left to use both the thin crack and gator skin, while the smiles on our faces kept getting bigger and bigger the higher we climbed! What a blast!
May 7, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
This is an amazingly awesome line. I can't believe I'm calling it 5.8, but somehow, I think it really is. Beware though, this whole area is kinda chossy, the last 15 feet of this route climbs a huge, hollow flake. The route next door lost a HUGE block the same day that nearly almost killed a dude. Still, a f***ing great line. Steep, varied, exciting, exposed, cerebral - can't say enough good things about it.