The Eyrie Sector Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Eyrie Sector showing routes as of Fall 2012.
The Eyrie Sector is the East face of the Halidome lying essentially above The Chuting Gallery. It is ESE facing and therefore gets better sun than if it was due East-facing. The granite is largely too good to be true, honestly. The climbing is both bolted and fully trad. It is easy to imagine a dozen really good routes once things have been flushed out. Presently, two routes have been established - both excellent.
Approach as for the Catwalk on the Halidome. In the summer of 2014 a two pitch approach climb was established called Birds of Prey. P1 runs 5.11 and P2 runs 5.10+. The GPS coordinates noted above will put you at the base of the access pitches. The alcove where all of the Eyrie Sector climbing begins will be completely obvious from the top of pitch 2. From the top of P2, step right and scramble up to a spacious ledge system right of the Eyrie sector climbs. While the scramble up is largely very easy, it is a good idea to stay roped up until secure on the ledge. You can even tie off a tree or two if this feels better. Initially, Mark and I just scrambled up, so its not difficult. To descend, it is very nice to rap the trees down to the P2 top anchor. Watch out for the ground debris on the scramble up.
Climbing Season For the Empire area.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For The Eyrie Sector
Birds of Prey (approach) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO
: The Eyrie Sector
Birds of Prey is a two pitch approach route to the Eyrie Sector. The climbing was overall much better than suggested by examination from the ground and certainly could be climbed independently. Please check the description of the Eyrie Sector; there is an easy scramble from the top of P2 to gain the ledge system adjacent to the Eyrie Sector proper. It should not be too difficult to string both of the BOP pitches together, just use some slings to reduced rope drag higher up. To descend,...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Aug 26, 2014
Mark Tarrant put in a sparsely protected (bolts and slings) route that takes off from the cozy ledge system right of the Eyrie Sector proper. This will take you up to point where you can scramble to the top. On the way it passes a system of roofs composed of more terrific rock. This sector would easily hold half a dozen high quality routes.