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South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall

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Black Slabbath 
Bolt Wall TR 
Bolt Wall Chimney 
Cat Eye Wall: Upper Roof T,TR 
Cat Spock Traverse 
Cat's Eye Face TR 
Corner Cling T,TR 
Knob Boy Arete 
Lynn Hill Roof TR 
Mr. Spock 
Pin Scar Finger Crack T,TR 
Slab Happy 
Tendonitis Traverse 
Thin Crack T,TR 

South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall  

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Ridgeline, including Cat's Eye Face & Bolt Wall:
Slab Happy   V-easy 3     Boulder, 40'   
Cat Eye Wall: Upper Roof   V-easy 3     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch   
Bolt Wall Chimney   V0- 4-     Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'   
Thin Crack   V0+ 4+ R     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bolt Wall   V1- 5- X     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pin Scar Finger Crack   V2 5+     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'   
Cat's Eye Face   V3 6A R     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   
Cat Spock Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder   
Corner Cling   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   
Lynn Hill Roof   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     TR, 1 pitch   
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Bolt Wall V1- 5- CO : Fort Collins : ... : South Ridgeline, including ...
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

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