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.
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.
Browse More Classics in The Bird's Nest
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bird's Nest:
Raspberry Jam 5.10a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95 feet
Sea Of Green 5.10a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95 feet
Old Dad Line 5.10b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Romancing The Stone 5.11b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Shaft of Light 5.11c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Featured Route For The Bird's Nest
Start up behind the long-needled pine on the right side of the Bird's Nest. Climb steep cracks (2-3 gear placements) up to the bolted crux through the large, dramatic roof (5.11b). Continue past 11 more bolts (5.10) to the 2-bolt chained anchor. This is the Gem up on the Bird's Nest! Clean, compact, glacially polished granite! ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO