Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Ken and Marsha Trout and the kids, 1991
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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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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

This route lies at the east end of brown cloud, just as the cliffs turn the corner. Start up a crack, then move left at a ledge and follow the 3 bolts up. The face moves are committing. Have fun!

Protection

3 bolts to a 2 hanger anchor. Stick clipping the first bolt would be a good idea.

Photos

This first bolt is still missing. Jun 26, 2001
jay baichi
  5.10a
jay baichi  
  5.10a
I thought this climb was a little harder than Deck Chairs. The climb is short but seems like solid 10. Jan 8, 2006
Tina S
Colorado Springs, CO
5.10a/b
Tina S   Colorado Springs, CO
5.10a/b
Not a warm-up 9. I thought it was a solid 10. The holds are crimpy and shallow. Feb 12, 2007
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
  5.10-
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
  5.10-
Thank you, Michael, for putting this one on the Web.

We pulled the funky open hook anchor, drilled new 1/2" anchors (with hooks), and replaced the #2 spinner today. Mark Rolofson replaced the missing fourth bolt after this route was posted. A stopper can protect a direct start. Nov 28, 2007
Ben Helgeson
Denver
 
Ben Helgeson   Denver
 
Clipping the third bolt is a bit tenuous, followed by some crimps to easier ground...feels like a 10-. Jan 26, 2008
Evan Deis
  5.10a PG13
Evan Deis  
  5.10a PG13
This is an okay climb. You can sew up the beginning with a quick nut/stopper. Move to the right and lean out for the third bolt. 5.10 or 5.10-. Jun 3, 2009
Steve Cornelison
Littleton, CO
Steve Cornelison   Littleton, CO
I'd agree on the 10-...clipping the third bolt is not simple by any means, but the 3-4 moves after clipping the 3rd bolt are the awesome and def. a 10-.

An alternate start to this route (not the crack as in the main description) can be had by climbing the face to the right of the crack, making a bit of a move further out to the right and working a nice layback in a solid crack. :) Oct 25, 2009
Jim Fox
Westminster, CO
  5.10a
Jim Fox   Westminster, CO
  5.10a
Mistakenly thought this was Thelma. Seemed really hard for the grade. Looked it up later on MP and realized why.

First half not too bad but gets really skinny at 3rd bolt. One good handhold and not much else.

5.10a, in my opinion Sep 2, 2014
Garrett C
SL, UT
  5.10a
Garrett C   SL, UT
  5.10a
Definitely a stout 9. Recommend 10a. The crux is at 3rd bolt and after. Apr 12, 2015
Nick Leuck
Evergreen, CO
  5.10a
Nick Leuck   Evergreen, CO
  5.10a
I'm in the same boat with Jim F. I think I must've read the guidebook wrong, and I spent a lot of time frustrated that I couldn't send this cleanly after a few tries. Apparently it was not Thelma. Feeling better after confirming with MP pictures. Agree with the 5.10a consensus. Jul 13, 2015
Evan Crumpecker
Colorado Springs
 
Evan Crumpecker   Colorado Springs
 
Agree with 10- or at the very least 9+, given that the ratings at the cliffs felt kind of stiff to me. This route would be much easier if you didn't have to clip during the crux moves, IMO. Didn't have any trouble clipping the first bolt by going left at the start. Mar 11, 2016
Jay Beans
  5.10a/b
Jay Beans  
  5.10a/b
Some great movement on this one! The anchor bolt to the climber's left is in need of replacement. Nov 24, 2016