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The Risk Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Al & Mike's Frosty Little Adventure T 
Baby Beeper S 
Chillin' and Drillin' S 
Chimney Route T 
Chubsy T,TR 
Daddy Dwarf S 
Delegate, The S,TR 
Grü T 
Handcrack T 
Jim's Myrtle Spurge TR 
Little Green Apples S 
Mama Midget S 
Mark Hamill's Face aka Jack Palance's Push-ups S 
Mettle Detector T,TR 
My Big Red Catcher's Mitt S 
Not S,TR 
Perfect 10, The S,TR 
Purposefully Put In T 
Risk of Injection S 
Rope Trick S 
Scraping The Barrel T 
Serendipity T 
Sinister Minister TR 
Stupid Human Trick T 
Table Trash T 
This Bolt's For You S 
This Bone's For You S 
Tim's Stupid Hat TR 
Uncle Shorty T 
Unknown T 
Unknown F T 

The Risk Area 

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A longer walk than most areas at Table, there are some nice routes that are for the most part short and steep.

Getting There 

This is the second furthest west section of Table Mountain that is continuous, save for the Pinnacle Area, another 1/2 mile along. Hike up to the base of the cliffs, then continue west for a ways. The wall rises up more steeply, offering some long climbs, on the Winterfest Wall area. Continue past for another 60 yards or so.


A. Tim's Stupid Hat, 7, 1p, 40', TR.
B1. Jim's Myrtle Spurge, 7, 1p, 35', TR.
B2. Mark Hamill's Face aka Jack Palance's Push-ups, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Purposefully Put In, 7, 1p, gear.
D. Scraping The Barrel, 7, 1p, gear.
E. Almost Left Out, 8, 1p.
F. Little Green Apples, 1p, bolts.
G. My Big Red Catcher's Mitt, 10+, 1p, bolts.
H. Uncle Shorty, 8, 1p, gear.
I. Mama Midget, 10, 1p, bolts.
J. Daddy Dwarf, 10+, 1p, bolts.
K. Stupid Human Trick, V0.
L. Grü, 5, 1p, 50', gear.
M. Unknown, 8+, 1p, gear.
N. The Perfect 10, 10-, 1p, bolts.
O. Not, 10-, 1p, bolts.
P. Serendipity, 9, 1p, 40', gear.
Q. Risk of Injection, 11 R, 1p, bolts.
R. This Bolt's For You, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
S. Chillin' and Drillin', 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
T. This Bone's For You, 9-, 1p, 45', bolts.
U. Chimney Route, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
V. Mettle Detector, 11- R, 1p, 45', gear.
W. Handcrack, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
X. Unknown F, 7, 1p, 45', gear.
Y. Al & Mike's Frosty Little Adventure, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
Z. Baby Beeper, 10-, 1p, bolts.
AAZ. Sinister Minister, 11+, 1p, TR.
BB. Rope Trick, 10+, 1p, bolts.
CC. The Delegate, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
DD. Chubsy, 8, 1p, 50', gear or TR.

Climbing Season

31 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Risk Area:
Handcrack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Perfect 10   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Delegate   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Risk Area
Rope Trick (5.10d)  4 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.  Start left and head up right to first bolt.

Rope Trick 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Golden : ... : The Risk Area
Approach the first clip from the left, move up to the second bolt, then angle leftward and up on powerful and funky moves to the anchors. It will either feel trivial or impossible, depending on your level of fatigue....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 5, 2003

Someone went around stealing hangers off a lot of the routes I put up or helped put up (Big Red Catcher's Mitt, Sinister Minister of Evil, etc.). What the hell? I suspect some had problems with the sudden proliferation of bolts. These routes were never meant to be wonderful, just momentary winter diversions (we thought the stench from Coors would be enough to drive away most of the crowds). My thanks to Alan for replacing the hanger on Risk.