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Climb up the face using the arete on the right side past the second bolt if necessary. The 5.10 variation goes straight up the face w/out using the arete at all. Note: the cold shuts on this climb and many around Table are being worn thin.
Four QDs and a #0.5 Friend for the horizontal break between the last bolt and the anchors.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jun 25, 2001
The first moves are harder than 5.8 (5.9+) if you are less than 6'.
|By Edward Jenner|
Dec 19, 2001
Yup, the're not that easy even if you are 6'. A stout 5.8!
|By Chris Zeller|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2002
I agree, I must not have found the 5.8 variation. If you aren't a 5.10 leader, I'd recommend leading Thelma and doing this one on TR first.
|By Andy Mauk|
Jun 30, 2002
This route is a lot of fun. You really don't need to be tall for these first few moves these other people are talking about. I'm 5' 6" and I got the moves just fine. You have to be careful on the first clip ( even though you can get it from the ground) because if the climber is the fall after the clip he is falling to the ground.
|By Lee Smith|
Dec 26, 2005
I believe that the block with the two bolt anchor on this route is NOT safe and the whole thing may come down some day. Earlier this year there was a big rockfall in the gully to the left of this arete and I have to wonder about the stability of this section of the crag. Be careful!
|By Tod Anderson|
Dec 28, 2005
These climbs should be renamed Dumb and Dummer based on what the anchors were set in. I wonder if the FA party had any understanding of physics at all.
|By Mike Pharris|
From: Longmont, CO
Jun 26, 2007
Looked at the anchor block from several angles and while it is apart from the main body of the cliff, it appears to be very solidly sitting atop the tower. I feel like it'll hold all but a complete whipper of a leader fall and not budge at all.
|By Matt Gates|
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Nov 25, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
The anchor block may be perched securely, but there is a fracture line in the block itself. It's only a matter of time before it splits in two. This route and its neighbor should be "retired". Till then, avoid these climbs like the plague.
|By J. Fox|
From: Black Hawk, CO
Jul 1, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b
Sh*t. No wonder I couldn't get up this thing! I thought, "How is it that I've onsighted several 5.8s and now I can't climb a 5.7?" I thought Thelma and Louise were both 5.7s. The face was definitely a 5.9 or 5.10. I moved onto the arete on the right.
Jul 21, 2009
Goofy and underrated. Harder than I remembered, particularly on lead. I brought my daughter (17) here as a first time out for her in many years, thinking "ah 5.7/5.8 on top rope - no problem" Yikes!
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 5, 2011
Fun route but it's pretty amazing that the collection of blocks at the top actually stays in place. It was interesting to layback that free standing block held in place only by the weight of the anchor block on top of it....
|By Free Willie|
Apr 6, 2013
There is one head-sized, wedged rock holding this whole thing together. Know this before you climb it.