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Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry

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Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 25, 2011


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This is an organizational entry to clean up some of the ice sections here. Thanks to Austin for the motivation.

This area initially had a few pure ice lines of short stature. Subsequently, mixed climbers added rock starts to the climbs which added variety and steepness...and the name Belfry.

Some of the crowds can be left behind on busy days up here; however, the entire micro-amphitheater can only hold a few parties.

Getting There 

This area lies above the Spiral Staircase area. You can access it by climbing any of the lines below and slogging up to this area or ascending a 3rd/4th class gully (often with a fixed rope) to the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry:
Svengali   M9     Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch   
Middle Curtain   WI5-     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
Esmerelda   WI4 M6-7     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch   
The Eraser   WI4-5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch   
The Pencil   WI4-5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch   
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