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The New Philantrhopists is to the right of 21st Century Man. Start with a layback move under a small roof and pull to the left to get the first bolt. You may want a spot for this. Continue up some technical moves for the next two bolts (the first 3 bolts are the crux in my opinion.) Head right onto the arete for some more fun stuff. Mellows out for a bit but the you hit a small roof. A bit reachy but the holds are there. Continue up to the anchors. I have only top roped this route, but it's a lot of fun.
Eds. note the anchor bolts may be in hollow rock.
Looking quite French.
Photo by Mike Sheridan.
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 23, 2008
This route was really good. I'm just bummed I missed the onsight on this one. The holds just disappeared after the 3rd clip. A pretty reachy route once your on the arete, but super classic in my opinion.
|By Joe Stern|
Feb 16, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c
Really fun. My first time I did the opening moves via the apparently standard "layback move under a small roof." Today I started on the face just down and left of the first bolt. Seemed like a good approach for those of us with more technical than powerful inclinations - about the same difficulty, too. Agree that the first 3 bolts are the crux - some balancey moves on good holds that keep your attention. Once on the arete, the climbing is engaging - big holds, some big moves, and picturesque position.
|By Kevin Neilson|
Apr 27, 2009
Warning! The two bolt anchors appeared to me and my partner to be on a block of dubious permanence. I'd feel better if the bolt anchors were moved a bit. Otherwise the route is great. The crux is on the face. Traversing right to the arete is a bit tricky and then it eases up. The arete is a lot of fun.
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Dec 29, 2013
The anchor bolts are in a hollow flake. A little scary....