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Routes in Old People's Dome

Aging Gracefully T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Barber Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Creeping Senility T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Gericrawl T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, 150 ft
FA: David Monger, Doug Mericle, Gus Rodda and John Page
Page Views: 1,892 total · 11/month
Shared By: Paul Huebner on Jul 4, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

This climb is located on Old People's Dome about 12 feet to the right of the climb called Creeping Senility and just to the right of the two small white birch trees. Getting to the first bolt is probably the crux. Another trouble spot is having to stretch to the right to reach a foothold below the 5th bolt. I found that clipping this bolt pulls your second to the right off of the more comfortable holds to the left. Apparently there is a horn that can be slung above this point so it may be better to skip the 5th bolt? The anchors are the same for Creeping Senility but on this climb you have a bolt just below the anchors unlike on Creeping Senility, which is unprotected on top of the arete. Double rope rappel from intermediate anchor or true summit (See description for Creeping Senility).

Protection

Ten button bolts, but the first bolt is about 15 feet up. A horn can be slung a little over half way up.

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rich mcfadden
loveland,co
rich mcfadden   loveland,co
Excellent climb although I only found six bolts-quite runout on upper stretch with 5.8 moves on steeper section. Must Do! Sep 7, 2009
Sean Wolf
Denver, CO
  5.7
Sean Wolf   Denver, CO
  5.7
I climbed here with Peter Lev. It was a really cool experience. Jun 8, 2009
The first ascent of Aging Gracefully was done by David Monger, Doug Mericle, Gus Rodda and John Page back in 98' or 99'. Jul 11, 2003

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