|The Cliffs of Insanity
R.O.U.S. is a great late afternoon winter climb due its brown rock and sun exposure. Follow 4 bolts up a small spire with a handful of tricky moves and funky positions. Short and sweet....
R.O.U.S. climbs the SW face of the small spire at the base of the cliffs.
Bolts, maybe a medium nut up high....
|By John Marsella|
From: Berthoud, CO
Dec 16, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
To get to this climb, hang an uphill-right just before the outcropping which juts out towards the road (it has a "pleated" appearance with a vertical cleft in the center). There are some boulders to clamber over in order to reach the belay stance. Look for a fallen, twisted tree trunk.
From: Pinewood Springs
Apr 22, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Seemed like 5.8 if you use the left arete at the top. It's a #6 Rock.