Type: Trad, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb the 3rd major crack from the left, on the main face. Jam through a small bulge, and continue straight up. It's a great beginner climb, and a good beginner trad lead as well.


Mid-to-small sized rack items for lead. For a TR, longer slings work well.


James Garnett
Bellingham, WA
James Garnett   Bellingham, WA
Too short by about 30 meters, but a short after-work on the rock is better than a late day at work :) Sep 10, 2003
This is a fun route on really good quality rock. It helps build confidence leading, and the crux, a small bulge half way up, is very well protected with a #6 hex (#0.75 Camalot maybe) and is also on good hand holds. Idle Hands is about the same difficulty as Mons, but without any crux really. Be sure that the belayer is anchored if you are leading this climb to prevent any falls to the highway. Sep 14, 2003
J. Fox
Black Hawk, CO
J. Fox   Black Hawk, CO
Be careful of loose rock on the ledge just below the anchor. There are a couple football sized rocks that if knocked down, would make for a bad day to any motorist driving by. Also, when rapping, watch where your rope lands. My partner knocked loose a small-ish rock while rapping that nearly hit an onlooker taking photos from the road. Apr 7, 2008
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The crux on this is really only one move. It is protected by a #1 Camalot and then a #0.75 Camalot slightly higher. If you know how to crack climb, it is over quickly. Mar 4, 2014
Justin Brunson
Broomfield CO
Justin Brunson   Broomfield CO
The anchors are in kind of an awkward place for leaders-- requiring 2-3 moves above a slanting ledge after the route feels like it's over. I imagine that they're all the way up there so that the rope doesn't rub too much when toproping, but I wonder if it would be better to put them down where they could be threaded from the ledge. Oct 19, 2014
Tim Meehan
Boulder, CO
Tim Meehan   Boulder, CO
Very fun route with lots of variety on either side of the crack. However, be cautious of a sketchy rock, on right side of crack, past the crux, just below the big sloping ledge toward the top (see red circle on photo). The 3x1x1 ft block is not teetering but vibrates when you whack it. Placing protection behind or below it could jar it loose if you fell on it. Might also want to avoid the obvious handhold on it.
Apr 22, 2016
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
This route was worth doing but only 1 star. I liked the one move wonder and a good place to bring a new climber. Aug 12, 2017