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Cardiac Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Inflatulation T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mister Sol T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Taint T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wild West Show T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

This is a separate crag from Da Butts. Originally, it was lumped in the Da Butts. For better organization, it is now separate.

It is mostly a secluded, 1-pitch crag with some notable climbs like Cardiac Crack, Wild West Show, Psycho Killer, Worst Error, and Southern Exposure. Climbing is mostly on the south and northeast faces.

There are nearby rocks called Almost Asshole, East Asshole Rocks, and Son of Asshole.

Getting There

From Pine Junction, head South on CO 126 towards Pine. Go through Pine, past it by about 2 miles or so, you get to FR 550. (This is the turn off for Wellington Lake and the Castle.) Go left on FR 550. Go up about 1/4 mile till you see some yellow "no motor vehicles" signs. Park at the first one of these on the left. Walk down the old 4x4 trail behind the sign.

Expect about a 30 minute hike.

Per Jonathan Stickel: the approach is tricky. Follow the old road, and take the right fork when it splits - the left going to Da Butts, as described elsewhere. The road winds through the forest and after a while goes uphill and turns sharply left where there is a great view of the NE face of Asshole Rock. Do not leave the road here! Continue ~5 minutes farther until you go past a massive, smooth boulder on the right (see the beta photo). Soon after, go right and up the hill to a saddle between boulder outcroppings. From here, you should be able to see Asshole Rock through the trees. Go down to the drainage between Twisted Sister and Asshole, then bushwhack up to the S/SE aspect of Asshole. This approach works well to get to Cardiac Crack.

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Jonathan Stickel   Golden, CO
The approach is tricky. Follow the old road and take the right fork when it splits, the left going to da Butts, as described elsewhere. The road winds through the forest and after awhile goes uphill and turns sharply left where there is a great view of the NE face of Asshole Rock. Do not leave the road here! Continue ~5 minutes farther until you go bast a massive smooth boulder on the right (see beta photo). Soon after go right and up the hill to a saddle between boulder outcroppings. From here you should be able to see Asshole Rock through the trees. Go down to the drainage between Twisted Sister and Asshole, then bushwhack up to the S/SE aspect of Asshole. This approach works well to get to Cardiac Crack. Apr 12, 2016

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