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Grand Jam T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grand Jam Left T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Grand Jam Right T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Petite Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

The Topknot is the 40' summit block perched atop the Fourth Elephant Buttress. On its west face are several enjoyable moderate finger cracks that would make a great finish to any of the routes on the Fourth Buttress, or a worthwhile diversion on their own. This is a great place to practice climbing finger cracks on toprope, or to solo some laps at the end of the day. It is only too bad they aren't longer.

Getting There

Approach by climbing any of the standard routes up the Fourth Elephant Buttress, or hike up and around the north side of the Elephant Buttress and scramble down through the notch between the third and fourth to access the west face of The Topknot.

To set a toprope or descend, scramble up/down easy rock on the north or southwest sides of The Topknot.

Routes

A. Petite Arete, 8 PG-13, 1p, 25', gear.
B. Grand Jam Left, 9 R, 1p, 40', gear.
C. Grand Jam, 7, 1p, 40', gear.
D. Grand Jam Right, 7+, 1p, 40', gear.

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Jeremy
Boulder, CO
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
This is a pretty good spot for a few after work short solos or highball bouldering routes. It's also a good place to bring new leaders for some mock leading. Apr 18, 2008

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