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Shaun pulling a mean lieback on Sneak Preview.
To find the route, stay on the Bear Creek Trail past the first major rock formation (Bear Creek Spire) until the trail is only about 30ft. above the creek. The S. Dino Egg has a slabby east face with a large chimney (Hatch) and on its SW side, a steep face with large huecos on the left side. Scramble up easy 5th class terrain via an obtuse dihedral to get to a nice ledge with several large boulders, below Sneak Preview.
Overhanging for the first 1/2 of the route, then vertical. Conglomerate sandstone with little pockets and knobs makes a great finger and hand workout. About 70ft. to the chains. Stick-clipping the first bolt is definitely recommended. The moves up to the bolt are not easy and you're looking at a 15ft nasty groundfall on boulders if you blow it. It seems other people had the same idea since there's a small collection of 5ft branches at the bottom of the route.
5 bolts to two chains.
Ben trying to crank on the crimps and knobs-also t...
Myke crossed up. Hey, Myke. Is that big foothold t...
Ben made me photoshop out the rope, he had to be c...
Shaun pulling some crazy moves.
Shaun finishing the beautiful moves up this beauti...
Witness the aftermath of pain.
Greg crimping his way up the face.
Greg leading Sneak Preview on a cold Nov. day.
Greg higher up.
Greg at the clip.
|Comments on Sneak Preview
|By Michael Komarnitsky|
From: Seattle, WA
Jan 1, 2001
Did this again 4/4/01. Damn is this rock sharp! Ripped my hand open on the crux move just below the second bolt. I recommend it again.... maybe next year I'll lead this sucka.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 3, 2007
The first clip is a little tricky, but if you can climb this route, you can make that clip. Getting to the 2nd clip is harder... the route just saps you by the end, even though the moves are not terribly hard up there. Fun though!
|By Jason Haas|
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 6, 2008
Thanks for doing this Matt, the community really appreciates it.