Type: Sport
FA: Richard Rossiter and Leah Macaluso, June 1996.
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is diverse. It begins with a delicate mantle that leads into a more powerful roof. Beyond the roof is nice rest stance. Use it, and then negotiate the crux with small holds and high step move. The rest of the route turns into easy slab climbing, with protection becoming more sparse.


You'll need quickdraws for 10 bolts and a two-bolt anchor.


Young Doug - This is another fun route. The beginning is all over the place, then you land in a cool sloper-pop-to-undercling thing crux. The upper section along with Sargasso is some of the nicest face climbing in the canyon. Yep. Jan 1, 2001
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
The initial "mantle" felt about 8 or 9 doing it right of the first bolt, and it wasn't a mantle. Climbing left of the first bolt is hard. Above that, moving right and back left is fun. Does the 12a variation in Rossiter go directly over the ceiling rather than traversing left? The crux is tenuous. Maneuvering prior to doing the move, I felt my hands could pop at any time. The easier face above is way fun with big knobs making the widely spaced bolts seem reasonable. Sep 8, 2004
Chris O'Connor
boulder, co
Chris O'Connor   boulder, co
The harder variation goes right at the overhang and skirts along the side of the ceiling. Apr 30, 2007
The date of the FA was June 1996 as for all three routes on The Icon, just next door. May 9, 2007
Boulder, CO
cLohse   Boulder, CO
This route took some work. Those holds at the crux, the left hand, two finger sloper knob and the small righty slippery crimp, do not inspire confidence, but piecing it all together was totally satisfying. The rest of the route isn't terrifically difficult, but arriving at the crux with plenty of gas in the tank seemed crucial. Jul 21, 2010
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
Really good route, 11b for the left variation and maybe 11c for the right variation? Certainly easier than Leviathan or Mud Shark, but just as fun. Aug 29, 2016