South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Cat's Eye alcove. It's the first thing you come to...
The Southern section of the ridgeline at Rotary Park includes the Cat's Eye Face at the southern end, the Bolt Wall, and a well-featured slab just north of the Bolt Wall. Between this slab and the Ship's Prow about 35 yards north, the ridgeline is broken and offers little to most boulderers.
These faces offer challenging problems, both low- and high-ball. Whether getting your head together on the enjoyable Bolt Wall
, committing to a heady undercling on the Cat's Eye Face
, or trying to master the Tendonitis Traverse
, this section of the ridge definitely has something to offer anyone who might come to Rotary Park. For a change of pace, leave the crash pad at home and bring your top-rope gear to find out if you can pull through Lynn Hill Roof
From the southern end of the parking area, follow a well-worn trail around the end of the ridgeline. The trail will deposit you at the base of the Cat's Eye Face, with the Bolt Wall located immediately north.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall:
Thin Crack V0+ 4+
R Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'
Corner Cling 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall
Bolt Wall V1- 5-
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This route is probably the best moderate high ball problem at Rotary. There are many variations that begin about 10ft right of the 5.8 OW and about 10ft left of the 5.10+ finger crack on the main wall. The first 15ft of the route is the crux, with the harder variation being on the right. The difficult moves end at a horizontal rail about 15ft up. The final 20ft of climbing angles up and right on positive edges and is ~5.9. Take your time on the top out, since there is some loose rock and yo...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Wall (right) and Bolt Wall Chimney. Bumbly Wa...
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