L to R
R to L
All The Way T
Angle of the Dangle T
Assume the Position T,TR
Beginning, The T,TR
Birch Tree Crack T,TR
Chimney's End T,TR
Creation Crack T
Dog, The TR
End Of The End, The TR
End, The T,TR
Evelyn Bites The Crust TR
F4 Ledges T
Flake Route T,TR
Golden Ledges T
Hourglass Direct TR
Ironmongers Super Direct T,TR
Lower Diagonal T,TR
Modern Art TR
Pedestal, The T,TR
Pete's Lament TR
Pine Box T
Rich and Famous TR
Sometime Crack T,TR
Sometime Direct T
Sometimes Left Side TR
Sometimes Right T
Stretcher, The TR
Upper Diagonal T,TR
Welfare Line TR
The Stretcher starts about 10 feet right of Birch Tree Crack. First 10 feet is easy then it throws you the goods right away. From a large ledge about 10 feet up move left through a couple of difficult moves with not so good feet. Don't worry, there is a thank god hold just a few moves later. If you can finesse your way straight up, that's in the 10B range, otherwise follow the ledges right, then up. Remember, the pump clock is ticking, you better get movin'. A classic route that is harder for the short person. I'm 5'9" and a few of those holds have me pretty stretched out.
You can do this route off of a rope set up on Birch Tree crack.
By Steve Sangdahl From: eldo sprngs,co Aug 9, 2002
i beleive the first lead of this was by Rich Bechler and steve sangdahl circa 1980.
By Dave Bohn aka "Old Fart" Sep 11, 2002
Actually I believe Scott Stewerd lead this way back when on a couple of tied of knifeblades "just for show"
By Tom Anderson-Brown From: Madison, WI Oct 1, 2002 rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I'd call this a 5.9+. Compare this with Sometime Crack (5.10a) and it seems easy. Or maybe I just can't climb overhanging jam cracks.
By Anonymous Coward Apr 23, 2003
I'll second the Scott Stewart story. You can also get a stopper behind the first Thank God hold but I'd hate to break it off.
Scott also did the first lead of The End with mostly a backpack full of beer and several sleeping bags covering the spike for gear.
By rich bechler Mar 17, 2005
I never led the route but I did solo it in the early 80's
By Steve Sangdahl From: eldo sprngs,co Mar 23, 2005
rich,this is one of the many times i wish i could produce a picture from my twisted mind and examine it.I envision you doing this trailing a rope and dale was there too. weird
By Zachary Sep 7, 2008 rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I thought this route was going to be a gimme (i'm 6 ft tall), it wasn't... i had to work for it hard, but yeah stellar line.
By Tradoholic Mar 18, 2009
Yep, gear was crap, it was a glorified free solo. It was very secure for me at 6ft but I could see someone shorter having to use the bad holds and risk a fall on to gear that would surely pull.
By Andy Hansen From: Longmont, Colorado Nov 21, 2012 rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
If bolting ever happens at DL this should be the first to get em! So good, would be a great lead.
By Tradoholic Nov 26, 2012
Less than a year in ColoRADo and you already want to bolt everything? Figures.