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West Face [The Capstan]

5.10a, TR,  Avg: 2.7 from 20 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Boulder > Flagstaff > The Capstan

Description

Start about 4 feet to the left of the obvious (difficult) crack. Move through the huecos to reach a ledge, move left and up through a few balance moves onto nice jugs. It is a fun route.

Protection

A couple of five foot slings. Conversely, you can do this as a definite highball boulder problem.

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West Face. Photo by Wes Varsos.
[Hide Photo] West Face. Photo by Wes Varsos.
Past the crux and big move to the jug and off to the top! Sorry for the butt, but my face is in there!
[Hide Photo] Past the crux and big move to the jug and off to the top! Sorry for the butt, but my face is in there!
Going past the rail to meet the crux!
[Hide Photo] Going past the rail to meet the crux!
Just below the rail.
[Hide Photo] Just below the rail.
The beginning of the West Face.
[Hide Photo] The beginning of the West Face.
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[Hide Comment] This isnt a route, its a boulder problem. V1**. May 7, 2003
[Hide Comment] The Scenic Cruise, the Yellow Wall, the Casual Route, and Astroman are boulder problems for some. Pinch Overhang is a route as far as I'm concerned. What's your point? May 7, 2003
Robert Buswold
Northglenn, CO
[Hide Comment] Fun route - too high for me without rope... can be down-climbed easily on the other side once you top out. Jul 28, 2010
[Hide Comment] I'll agree that this is "too high for me without a rope!" The rating of 10a seems about right. Apr 16, 2013
Kaz Hatfield
Firestone
 
[Hide Comment] Very cool route with great holds at the bottom to start and at the top to finish it off. The crux is met at a rail of hand holds leading left and back right through a V1/5.10a sequence of moves. You can choose to make into a fun TR and run laps on it or exciting boulder problem. Sep 1, 2017