Pencil & Eraser area aka Belfry
Shot of The Eraser after connecting from Esmerelda...
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.
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.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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This is the 3rd route to grace "The Belfry" wall (aka upper Spiral Staircase area). This route is the center most route between Svengali and Misery. Insanely fun climbing on steep jugs and very solid rock to a somewhat hard exit on the ice smear, anchor off the eraser anchors above. This route actually has 3 exits on to the ice: straight up to the small pillar at top (hard), out right to the ice dagger or out left to the Pencil w/a lot of ice to finish. Each is a tad harder or [easier] depend...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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