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This section might be considered the lower-middle section of the West Ridge. It is arbitrarily defined by the well-known Long John Wall and Verscheidung. The name for this section is abbreviated to help fit screens but lengthened so that you know the margins more clearly.
Approach is dependent upon the depth of the creek, the parking available, and your desires for the day. You can approach this section of the ridge by parking at the Milton Boulder, wade the stream or boulder hop (Aug-ish to May-ish) to the base of the ridge and ascend. Or, you can approach by parking at the E end of the park, cross the bridge, hike on the trail paralleling the creek, and traverse the slippery 3rd class ramp around to the base of the West Ridge. Note, this last traverse is intimidating for small kids and particularly green partners. Then, you hike along the trail at the base of the W face of the West Ridge to your desired route.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Ridge - part B - Long John to Verschneidung:
Washington Irving 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Long John Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches
Break On Through to Chianti 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Chianti 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
The Unsaid 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Strawberry Shortcut 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Break on Through 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Cruisin' for Burgers 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Varieties Of Religious Experience 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R Trad, TR, 2 pitches, 250'
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Long John Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part B - Long ...
Start to the left of a large overhang and just right of a large, right-facing dihedral. Watch out for poison ivy near the start.P1: Start up the easy ramp and grovel up left through an awkward slot. Climb a thin slab with marginal small pro, traverse back right, and continue up a crack to a decent ledge (7).P1 variation 1 (5.8): Start on Break on Through, 20' to the right. Climb the layback corner, go up a ramp, turn the overhanging corner on the left, and traverse left to the first belay on Long ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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