Elevation: 5,584 ft
GPS: 40.012, -105.308 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 3,833 total · 28/month
Shared By: James Beissel on Mar 27, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Overnight
64°F 18°C
Wed
90°F - 67°F 32°C - 19°C
Thu
86°F - 64°F 30°C - 18°C
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89°F - 66°F 32°C - 19°C
Sat
89°F - 65°F 32°C - 18°C
Sun
86°F - 61°F 30°C - 16°C
Mon
87°F - 63°F 31°C - 17°C
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 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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