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Thanks a Latte' T 

The Stone Cafe  


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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Jan 4, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Stone Soup is the lefthand crack. Thanks a Latte' ...

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Description 

Secluded outcrop that faces west-northwest. Lies just downhill to the northwest of of the left side of Sky Cafe.

L-R:

A. Stone Soup, 9+, 1p, 55', gear.
B. Thanks a Latte', 6, 1p, 45', gear.
C. Rock Lobster, 10-, 1p, 65', gear & bolts.
D. Reach for the Sky... Cafe, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.
E. Stonefish, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Gruel Shoes, 8, 1p, 65', bolts +/- gear.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Sky Cafe. Go left, down vegetated north-facing slope that is just west of the Sky Cafe.

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Weather station 2.0 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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Reach for the Sky... Cafe 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Stone Cafe
From the left side of an alcove, climb a hand crack (5.9) to where Rock Lobster comes in from the left. Undercling a flake right, then diagonally right. Then go straight up to an overhang just below the top. A blue Alien can be placed high in the right side of the bulge. Grab a good hold on the lip, crank up, and confront a smooth, heavily lichened section that needs a bolt, just beneath the bolted anchors. I backed off without manteling up the last few holdless, heavily lichened feet (5.10 to ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Lobster climbs the indistinct dihedral/gully ...
BETA PHOTO: Rock Lobster climbs the indistinct dihedral/gully ...
Reach for the Sky climbs the nice crack in the lef...
BETA PHOTO: Reach for the Sky climbs the nice crack in the lef...

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By George Bracksieck
Jan 4, 2013
In spring 2012, I did a bunch of routes at the Sky Cafe with Mike Endicott. From near its NW corner, I noticed a bolted anchor just below. Further investigation revealed a nice outcrop displaying bolts, anchors, and clean splitters. On June 12, 2012, I returned with my wife, Jeana, and Mike and led six routes on what I will call the Stone Cafe.

Thanks a Latte' and Gruel Shoes are the only routes lacking big areas of slippery lichen encrustations. Although countless bolted lines have been heavily brushed in Boulder Canyon and elsewhere, lichen is part of the rock's beauty, is natural, and doesn't have to be removed.
By George Bracksieck
Jan 4, 2013
Whoever opened this area and routes is welcome to provide names and details. Your work is appreciated. If you are disappointed that it is publicized, I suggest that advertising it with bolts is counterproductive. At least the bolts are painted gray and are relatively unobtrusive.