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Quill, The 

The Quill 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: James Garrett, 31 July, 2010
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Aug 5, 2010
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The Quill from the bike path tucked into the trees...


May become popular if other offerings are deemed available in this area. Very short approach in a quiet and pleasant area of Summit County. Well-protected.

Pitch #1: After finding the Quill, climb the steepest and longest aspect following bolts through 3 distinct overhangs to a two-bolt belay. 5.10a, 25m.


This is easily reached on the approach to Porcupine Rock. It appears as a diminutive tower in front of the main walls of Porcupine Rock. The trail mentioned for the Porcupine Rock area leads directly by The Quill.


QDs for 10 bolts to a two-bolt belay. 3/8" and 1/2" x 3" Hilti bolts installed.

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Another view of the Quill from the Montezuma Road.
Another view of the Quill from the Montezuma Road.
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From: Boulder, Colorado
Aug 14, 2010

Felt like 5.9...just sayin'.

By James Garrett
Aug 20, 2010

Was wet when I did it, corrected.

By Brian Pappas
From: silverthorne CO
Sep 2, 2010

Great climb, James. Thanks for putting it up.