The Memory of Trees
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Approaching the second roof.
This is the route to the left of Road to Isengard, beginning at the base of the arete. Climb past two bolts to the first of two small roofs. Clip the third bolt before turning the roof. You can turn the roof on the left side or the right side/straight up; the left side might be a bit easier. Climb an easy slab to a second roof. Turn this smaller roof on the right and finish up past 2 more bolts. The climb tops out on a ledge with a 2-bolt anchor (shared with Road to Isengard).
9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. 60m rope needed to lower. A longer runner on the second bolt will keep down rope drag.
BETA PHOTO: The Memory of Trees, first three bolts shown.
Brent Pohlmann on the lower roof of Memory of Tree...
Nickie Kelly turning the lower roof on the left.
Erik Marr at the 1st roof (crux).
|Comments on The Memory of Trees
|By Michael Walker|
From: Loveland, CO
Jul 27, 2001
Two bolt anchor at the top eliminates need for tree anchors (perhaps now it is aptly named?). Also, more bolts made this a fine lead without gear. Much like Lothlorien, with roomy placements (a fifth bolt before the anchors on that one too!). Finally, another bolt route on the right shares same anchor with Memory. Michael Walker
|By Ray Snead|
Jun 3, 2002
This is actually a pretty good route, and makes the crag worth visiting. The first roof is certainly easier on the left, and the second one goes elegantly straight up or more easily on the right.
|By Kreighton Bieger|
Jun 6, 2002
As of 6/5/02 this route has nine bolts, though only six are easily visible from the ground. Two long draws for the bolts below the roofs will prevent rope drag at the top.
|By Brian Weinstein|
Aug 25, 2004
Three stars narrowly averted for a [Boulder Canyon] moderate sport route.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Aug 28, 2005
[The] unknown climber on [Ron Olsen's] picture from [August] 27 is none other than Brent Pohlmann, who has the distinction of swimming from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco WITHOUT a wetsuit more times than anyone else in Boulder......13 to be exact, including 3 roundtrips and 2 on New Year's Day.
|By Gary Schmidt|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 18, 2006
Best route of the area. Couple of fun roofs and some nice exposure if you stick with arete. The anchor is quite far right. If you top rope it, you will probably want to leave a quick draw in the bolt above the first roof. A fall there would otherwise probably swing you into the rock to your right. 5.9.
Apr 24, 2008
One of the nicest 9s in the canyon. Worth a trip to Watermark for this and Twin Peaks. Sometimes crowded on summer days. Needs almost all of a 60m rope.
From: Bear Creek, CO
May 31, 2008
Nice route, but a bit of a one move wonder.
|By George Barnes|
From: Westminster, CO
Oct 13, 2011
Fun route. As of 10-13-11 a lot of the bolt hangers were spinners, though the anchor bolts seemed OK. Might want to bring a wrench.
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 12, 2012
Best route at the crag I'd say. Wouldn't recommend coming to Watermark just for this one, but if you're around there go ahead and do it, it's fun.