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Mesca-Line
5.7+ YDS 5a French 15 Ewbanks V+ UIAA 13 ZA MVS 4b British
Avg: 2.7 from 317 votes
Routes in West Ridge - part C - Pony Express to Long John
Barrel of Monkeys S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
Bloke On The Side T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R | |
Bridget the Midget T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Byway T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R | |
Chick on the Side T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Conversions T,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b X | |
Court Jester T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 | |
Crazy Stairs T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b | |
Curving Dihedral T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Dandi-Line T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Dead Letter Department T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Drug Abuse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Erickson's Finish T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
False Prophet T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
Fever, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R | |
Going Postal T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Good Ship Venus T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Handcracker Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Hanging Chad T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 | |
Heat Wave T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Horse d'Oeuvre (aka Pony Express P1 to Zip Code) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Human Factor, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R | |
Hyperspace Roundup T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 | |
Ignominity T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Ignore Me T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R | |
Iron Horse T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Knife, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 | |
Lightning Bolt Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Lost in the Netherlands T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Mail Ridge Tower Link-Up T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Mail Ridge, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Mesca-Line T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Muscle and Hate T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 | |
Pluto T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Pony Express T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a | |
Pony Express, Briggs' Variation T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
Practice Climb 101 T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R | |
Practice Wall T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Prison Sex T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 | |
Pygmy Pony T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Quick Silver T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Quicksand T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R | |
Quiet Desperation T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R | |
Reckoning T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b | |
Rhombohedral T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Rope to Ruin T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Seemingly Innocent T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Side Wall, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R | |
Sister Morphine T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c | |
Sooberb T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Sooberb Lite T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Sundial T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Sword Of Damocles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Thin Ice T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X | |
Think Quickly T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R | |
Unbroken Chain T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R | |
Warp Drive Overload S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a | |
Who's Holding T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 | |
Wind Tunnel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R | |
Zeros and Ones T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 | |
variation to Mail Ridge T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b |
Type: | Trad |
FA: | Erickson, Hofman, 1969. |
Page Views: | 9,109 total, 44/month |
Shared By: | Matt Bauman on Dec 31, 2000 |
Admins: | Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac |
Seasonal Closures
Details
Seasonal Closures (3/22/17, effective immediately)
Shirttail Peak is closed to all activities, including rock climbing, due to Golden Eagles nesting in the area. Trespassing constitutesâ€‹ a federal offense and violators will be cited. Eagles are sensitive to disturbance caused by human presence and may abandon their nest and young as a result.â€‹
Check Park site for current closures:
cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/…
For more information visit:
cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/…
From the BCC email: Millenium Crag is closed.
Double check prior to venturing there. Thanks!
Shirttail Peak is closed to all activities, including rock climbing, due to Golden Eagles nesting in the area. Trespassing constitutesâ€‹ a federal offense and violators will be cited. Eagles are sensitive to disturbance caused by human presence and may abandon their nest and young as a result.â€‹
Check Park site for current closures:
cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/…
For more information visit:
cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/…
From the BCC email: Millenium Crag is closed.
Double check prior to venturing there. Thanks!
Description
This is an 80 foot line that starts out easy for first 10 feet to a big ledge, then it goes straight up on hands towards the bottom to tight fingers and nice, but spaced, finger locks with delicate feet. The crux is a big flake at 70 feet that must be turned (small roof) and above this flake is really thin up to the anchors (the topo says 5.8 for this, but it's not too hard). It has good protection with stoppers and small-medium cams...the anchor/belay was a big tree with chain and slings 80 feet up. You can then toprope an 11d (s) just left of Mesca-line, Iron Horse, fun but delicate and hard.Per Carl Schaefer: the anchor/belay is no longer "a big tree with chain and slings", there's a two-bolt rap anchor in the middle of the face to the left (shared with Pony Express and Iron Horse).
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22 Comments
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New York, NY
CO
Loveland
Wherever we park!
Boulder, CO
When I climb Mesca-Line again I will take something smaller like a 3 or 3.5 so that I don't have to move so far right to find a placement. After the fall I finished by just climbing straight up the crack and I think it is less strenuous and more stable than liebacking on the right. Jul 24, 2005
Boulder, CO
Or perhaps this is just another 3-star 7 in Eldo, and thus feels stiff for a 7. Of course it's devinitely not 7+ because that equals, what? 9, 10a in Kor-land.
2 stars since it is only 1 pitch and I wouldn't do the hike just for this one line. Apr 17, 2005
Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
Arvada, CO