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The Bird's Nest  

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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on May 22, 2010
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This is a new area developed on the Monitor Rock with 5 new routes. The Bird's Nest is located just up and right of the TRAILHEAD WALL. This area has 5 new routes that require some gear and some bolts for protection. These pitches are very long in length and a 70m rope (or 2 ropes) is required for 3 out of the 5 routes.

These routes are described from left to right:

1. Old Dad Line, 5.10b, 1p, 120', bolt & gear.
2. Raspberry Jam, 5.10a, 1p, 95', gear & bolts.
3. Shaft of Light, 5.11c, 1p, 110', gear & bolts.
4. Romancing the Stone, 5.11b, 1p, 110', bolts & gear.
5. Sea of Green, 5.10a, 1p, 95', bolts & gear.

Getting There 

Same approach as for the start of the Mother Load, Momentary Lapse of Reason, or Temporary Change Season. Scramble up the ledges to the right of the start of the Trooper Traverse to gain the Mother Load Ledge. Traverse rightward on a thin, exposed ledge and then back up and left to gain this comfortable, grassy ledge I call THE BIRD'S NEST. A long needled pine grows from this ledge and there is a 2-bolt anchor for belays and descent at the end of the day.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bird's Nest:
Sea Of Green   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Sea Of Green 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Independence Pass : ... : The Bird's Nest
To start Sea Of Green, step down to the right off the Bird's Nest ledge. Climb to the right of the long-needled pine past 2 bolts. A few gear placements (cams 1/4"-5/8")in the crack, lead to the remaining bolted face above. Fun climb!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Bird's Nest on the lower right.
BETA PHOTO: Bird's Nest on the lower right.
The upper right side of the Trailhead Wall and the...
BETA PHOTO: The upper right side of the Trailhead Wall and the...
The Bird's Nest up on the right and The Other Road...
BETA PHOTO: The Bird's Nest up on the right and The Other Road...

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