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Routes in Mudterm Area

Balancing Act T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Buckets of Blood T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Critical Cams T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Even Men Out T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Goods Are Odd T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
In For a Penny T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lucky Nuts T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moody's Move T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mudterm T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Josh Thompson, Larry DeAngelo
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

About 200 yards to the west of Mudterm, across a small drainage, is a complex buttress. On its right-hand side there is a clean prominent facet split by an attractive jam crack. This is the route.

Pitch 1: Start below and right of the upper facet in a dihedral with a delicately balanced pillar (5.7).

Pitch 2: Class 3 and 4 climbing leads past a few bushes to a belay spot beneath the obvious roof.

Pitch 3: Climb past the overhang to easier rock in the jam crack above. (5.9)

Pitch 4: Continue up the crack and through a steep but easy v-slot splitting the top of the pillar.

Pitch 5: Move slightly left and follow the crest of the buttress as it levels off.

Descent: Downlead a short pitch to the right (western side of buttress). Then scramble down the brushy gully all the way to the base. There are a few moments of interesting class 3 along the way. The easiest line appears to trend toward the left (western) side of the gully.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Standard rack, small wires.

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J. Thompson
denver, co
  5.9
J. Thompson   denver, co
  5.9
A fun route!! Thanks for letting me in on this gem larry!!

Jun 5, 2005

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