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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 5, 2002
If you only have a 2WD vehicle, you can try a different approach. Go past the Davis Gulch turnoff, continuing on the paved road a mile or so until there is a road left that heads up the drainage north of North Six Shooter (this drainage is marked "Corral Pocket" on the quad). A 2WD gravel road heads up this drainage, park soon and climb up to the NE ridge of the formation, and circle around to the south side to reach the trail going directly up to the SE face.
This is perhaps shorter distancewise than the normal approach. I did this probably 8 years ago, so the gravel road may be worse now or even gated off, but it's worth checking out.
By Anonymous Coward
Dec 3, 2002
How's this for a memory? While schlepping up the original free/aid route (in the chimney left of Lightning Bolt)in 1980, I chanced to watch off-width technique perfection from the crack's perspective. Gazing through the 12" or so crack all the way to the other side of the rock, I saw the hands, feet, knees, etc. of a calm and collected soul about 50 feet out from a rattly tube chock. He made short work Pratt's Crack. We met the man after the descent: the late Mugs Stump.
By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 30, 2003
|In the first of the two photos above, the best approach (from Davis Canyon road) comes in from the right to bypasss the low cliff band by way of a gully. This may be so far right that it is out of the photo, but it is much better than any alternative to the left--particularly the one we used! Once above the cliff band, get to the jumbled section of talus that lies directly below the tallest tower (where the LBCs are), and you should find a passable trail all the way to the base.|
By Charlie Nuttelman
Nov 28, 2006
Awesome climb! Truly a classic. There's nothing better than pulling through the cave on pitch 3 to the overhang, perfect hand jam and hundreds of feet of pure air below you, dangling on a prow high above the desert with South Sixshooter behind you!! Then the squeeze chimney. Had to take our helmets off so our heads would fit; helmet somehow came unclipped from my harness, it fell out into The Void, the wind blew it back into the crack 15 feet below and it stuck like Velcro! WOW!! Go climb this! What an experience!
Gear if you want the beta: 1-small cam (purple TCU) or nuts, 1-#0.5 BD, 2-#1, 2-#2s, 3-#3s, 1-#4, 1-#5. A single 60-meter rope will get you down fine (no worries about a 'sketchy downclimb' mentioned in the guidebook); three sets of rappel anchors down the chimney to the south and east.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 27, 2010
|Why isn't Chuck Pratt's route listed? It's one of the few routes he ever wrote about. Perfect 5.10 off width. A great climb and I believe I've done five times simply because it's super cool.|
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Nov 21, 2013
NORTH SIX-SHOOTER ROUTE TOPO
CORRAL POCKET APPROACH MAP
-Red box marks Creek Pasture climber's camp.
-Red dots mark 1.8 mile dirt road to parking.
-Look for unlocked gate from highway.
-Pencil marks steep hiking (1,000ft gain).
-Shortest way to all routes.