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Three Rings for the Elven Kings T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jun 22, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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A fantastically aesthetic line with a quick crux at about 15 feet and solid, wonderful to place PRO in the made to order crack that you will wish went on forever. The face above is also very fun and mildly runout, but it won't matter 'cuz you'll be flyin' from the experience! A must do!


One set of nuts, 0.5-2 Camalots, medium Aliens or similar. I believe a total of four bolts take you through the upper face to the top.


FA Pete DeLannoy, Paul Muehl, and John Page, 1983. Nov 14, 2014
Cory Mettler  
Had a little trouble find this route at first. The main trail veers toward the left, along the end of the Erebor fin, and then up the fourth gully (counting from the top of the main trail). The trail up this gully is the only wide, crushed rock trail in these gullies. Erebor is the on the left and is considerablly taller than the features on either side. There is a HUGE pick quartz in the middle of the path at the opposite entrance to this gully.

The route follows a beautful crack that starts 10 feet up. Good gear placement the entire way leads to the bolted (4) face on top.

Sep 5, 2012
Brad Schildt
Boulder, CO
Brad Schildt   Boulder, CO
4 bolts on a 150' pitch, where pro is required for a majority of the climb is not a Sport climb. "Trad" is a fair label for this route, "Mixed" would be better. Mar 29, 2008
Tang   SD
4 bolts, and you call it trad??? Feb 11, 2006
Can someone post a photo? I'm pretty sure we found the route based on the location but only found bolts and gear low down. I remember stuffing a brass nut between a couple of crystals and otherwise running it out a long (long long like 90 feet long) ways. Never finding any top anchors, we left a sling.abq Jun 21, 2005
Kevin Fons
Kevin Fons  
Great route Nov 28, 2004