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Routes in A. First Triangle

For Whom the Cap Fits S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Three Little Bats S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Description

This triangle is the furthest left in the Upper Tier formation and forms the west edge of the talus gully. A large growth of extra rock with a small juniper on top divides the bottom of the First Triangle into a left and right side, and the the two main routes here start from either side of the growth. The main rappel gully is between the First and Second Triangles.

Getting There

It is best to use the rappel station at the top of the Upper Tier to reach the base of the climbs on the First Triangle. The main rappel will deposit you between the First and Second Triangles. It is also possible to scramble down to the base via the talus gully next to the First Triangle, but this is steep and loose-- much less pleasant or erosion-friendly than the rappel.

To reach the top of the First Triangle from the upper approach, descend to the right from the sandy platform on top of the Second and Third Triangles. You can see the rappel station anchors next to you when you are standing on top of the First Triangle.

To reach the bottom of the First Triangle from below (not recommended), scramble below the other Triangles and keep heading left. However, the Upper Tier is generally not easily approached from below- it is steep and loose or grassy and slick. It is best to rap in from above.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Triangle

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Three Little Bats
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Three Little Bats
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Jay Eggleston
Denver
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The one route here is fun. I would say it is about 11a in difficulty. I hope the first ascentionist posts it on here soon. May 17, 2015

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