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Z is Last, But This is First 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tim C. and Brian B.
New Route: Yes
Season: year round
Page Views: 2,693
Submitted By: Tim C on Sep 29, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Z Shaped Route that is about 100-150 feet north of...


Start under the overhang on the left side. The first bolt is a little run out but on easier climbing. Climb straight up to the first and second bolt. Then pull through a chimney feature near an old bird nest. After that, do a fun, 'very' exposed traverse for 20 feet to the prow. Then run it out up the ridge to the top for a chain anchor.


This route is located about 100-150 feet North from where the Nautilus Cave is. The route is on the left side of a large overhang.


5 quickdraws + anchor. Use a long, extended draw for the second bolt to help reduce rope drag.

Photos of Z is Last, But This is First Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the second bolt and crux.
Above the second bolt and crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just above the last bolt.
Just above the last bolt.
Rock Climbing Photo: @ the anchor... Amazing position for an easy climb...
@ the anchor... Amazing position for an easy climb...

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By mlloyd
From: denver
Jan 18, 2011

Actually a really fun, little route, nice addition.
By ClimbBot
Jan 22, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

This is an awesome route. Your heart gets pumping the first time you negotiate the traverse. No single move is too hard, but the route offers a lot in a short period.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 15, 2012
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

This is a fun route that is easier than it first appears.
By Jeremy C
From: Golden, CO
May 30, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

As of May 2013, there is a large bird's nest just over the roof with shit all over some useful holds. It was unoccupied today, and the route was still climbable.
By Justin Calhoun
From: Idledale, CO
May 27, 2014

In the vertical crack just above the aforementioned birds nest is now an active beehive as of May 2014. The birds' nest still looks empty. Bees didn't bother me but definitely checked me out. If you're allergic, be careful.

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