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Aftermathematics S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gotta Be Bumpin' S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Platinum Plaque S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Savage Cats S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Strapped With Lats S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elevation: 6,776 ft
GPS: 39.741, -105.298 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 1,483 total · 99/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Nov 29, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This steep wall of layered gneiss sits high above the summit of Little Eiger. Technically this is on the same massive formation as the forgotten Pile Driver but quite a bit higher up the hill, at the far right end of the cliffband. The climbing experience here is not for everyone. This is an alpine crag by Clear Creek sport climbing standards, with a hard approach, secluded position, and complex routefinding on fractured rock.

Most of the routes are essentially jug hauls climbing steeply overhanging walls. Those with an adventurous attitude will find the climbing to be a lot of fun and pretty uncommon for the Front Range. The crag also faces north and overhangs enough that the routes never see the sun, making this a great option on warmer days.

Routes from left to right:

1. Platinum Plaque, 12-, 60’, 8B to 2BA.
2. Strapped with Lats, 12+, 50’, 7B to 2BA.
3. Gotta Be Bumpin', 12, 50’, 6B to 2BA.
4. Aftermathematics, 12-, 45’, 5B to 2BA.
5. Savage Cats, 11+, 30’, 4B to 2BA.
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Getting There

Park as for Little Eiger. Follow a good trail on the south side of the river downstream to the first major drainage east of Little Eiger (this drainage forms a popular ice scramble in the winter). Turn right, following a steep and loose trail along the west side of this drainage. Follow the trail as high as you can, until it makes sense to head straight up the hillside (heading west). It is possible to follow a faint animal trail that makes the approach much easier. Climb the steep hillside until the routes come into view.

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Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
These routes were all bolted in December 2015. Nov 29, 2016

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