Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
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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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


Follow the crack that runs up and right, just right of Killian's Dead and Deck Chairs. Try to use only the crack at the top (crux), and not bail out to the dihedral corner on the right.


Smaller cams, stoppers. We used a 20 foot sling thrown around a huge block.

Per nathanjohnson83: top bolts were recently added with a chain and a rap ring.


Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Pretty decent trad lead for a beginner. It looked like it would be hard to mess up the cam placements int he gradually widening crack that starts half way up. Hexes would also work.Actual grade should be 5.6, stars- 1.

Not bad, but not good either. What can you say about a 30 foot line? It had good jams and nice pro- but you can sew it up on 4 placements.

Uh, no harder than the line to the left rated 5.6. May 12, 2003
Stay in the crack up top, it's closer to grade. IMO a very enjoyable climb. Big dihedral is harder and is a solid 5.8 so if you danced right up JAAA and wanna get some other 8's, heads up for the Big D. Both worth doing. Sep 26, 2003
Matt Chan
Matt Chan   Denver
I second what Tony said in a previous statement, that John Adams' is no harder than Killian's Dead. We tried something a bit different and climbed the face after the hand/fist crack ran out. Apr 8, 2004
Sam Benedict
Denver, CO
  5.8- PG13
Sam Benedict   Denver, CO
  5.8- PG13
This was my first on sight trad lead. It’s not in any hard but a little interesting because the good placements don’t start until about a third of the way up. I think I used cams from .5 - 3.5. The crack goes from tight hands to fist (for me), nice variety. The top is kind of lame but what are you gonna do? Jan 19, 2006
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
If you start at the groove just right of the "15" in the beta photo and climb directly to the crack, you can make the climb go at 5.8. Starting in the Killian's chimney corner will negate this boulder problem start bringing the grade down. Bring pro to 3 inches. Jan 30, 2008
nathanjohnson83   Wheaton
Top bolts were recently added w/ a chain and a rap ring to make TR easier for this route. Nov 2, 2010
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Great jams through the crux. Can't wait to lead this one next time. Sep 5, 2011
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
Nice climb with good jams. I'd say it's about the same difficulty as the climb to the left. May 8, 2017