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Routes in Middle Marker Area

Big Dripper T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Borealis Strut S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Broken Promises T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crystal Shard S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Deja' Vu Prophecy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Don't Stahl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Equinox S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Help s On the Way S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Is That Uranus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Jupiter Fly By S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Little Dripper T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Make Believe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Micro-Climb S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mintaka T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Moonstone S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Orions Belt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Raisins in the Sun T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Roadside Plum T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Rum and Coke S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
SLAMAT S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Saturn Boogie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skywalker S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solo System S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Spacedust S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Star Dancer S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Weird Water T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Vernon Phinney, Mike Engle-1985
Page Views: 958 total, 6/month
Shared By: John Parnigoni on Sep 4, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

This is a cool little spire that is at the top of the middle Marker. Nice exposure and fun face moves pulling on little finger tip quartz crystals. Steep, sustained and airy... just wish it was longer.

Protection

Just clip the first bolt and you'll be fine. 3 bolts total with chains at the top

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Steve Mestdagh
Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Steve Mestdagh   Boulder, CO
  5.10a
There are two short routes starting from this side. I believe the one described above is the one on the right arete (looking towards the drop off. The other one is about 5.10c and climbs the left side. Sep 7, 2005
John Parnigoni
Golden, CO
  5.10a
John Parnigoni   Golden, CO
  5.10a
Getting there: Take the path to the right side of the climber register and head up hill with the Middle Marker on your right side. Go pass Star Dancer to the top of the hill and make a sharp right. Head toward a narrow gully and take that to the top(class 3). At the top you'll see the climb on your left.

This climb was a blast. Maybe not quite 3 stars since it is so short but the moves on it are really fun. If you're really brave, try Teenage Mutant Ninja Crystals (5.12***)on the SE side of this spire. Sep 6, 2005