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Start just left of Crater Maker, and two routes left of The Trough, and climb past three bolts to a three bolt anchor at the base of Mad Dogs. Rap off or continue straight up Mad Dogs or head left to the Right Flake (5.7).
The protection on this route is fairly good and as such makes it enjoyable on it's own or as an approach pitch to the upper climbs.
3 bolts, bolted anchor/rap
Starting up Wedunett, with both feet in the holes.
The incomparable Wes Warwick on self-belay.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 1, 2007
Another great easy route. Most people lead this and top-rope Crater Maker. Although the standard start climbs the ramp from the bottom of Crater Maker, up to the left, you can spice it up with a couple variations to the start: direct up to the first bolt is about .10b and about five feet to the right of that is more like 5.9. Be aware that these starts are unprotected, but the fall is no worse than the average boulder problem.
|By Chris D|
From: the couch
Feb 4, 2010
I set up a TR on this route and was delighted to find that there are many challenging variations if you eliminate the edges and just give it a go on friction alone. Lots of fun, and just the right length to keep a new climber close enough to shout encouragement and beta.
I was at the gym tonight, and when I suggested to some folks we met that they join us at Big Rock, one of them responded "Big Rock is boooring."
Compared to the gym, Big Rock is as exciting as the circus on acid. Sometimes I just don't get people.
Nov 16, 2011
Cool beginner route. Great climb to learn how to lead. Just be sure to start as Bill O. said start at Crater maker and then move left to Wedunett. I made the mistake of taking a nub to it and I didnt realize the straight approach was so hard!