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Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry

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Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry 


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

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


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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

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Just right of the The Pencil in the Belfry, the small area above Spiral Staircase. Very interesting climbing... wait til you try the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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