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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Ron Olevsky and Bob Dodds, 1974. FFA: Bruce Adams/Tobin Sorenson|
|Page Views:||82,289 total · 326/month|
|Shared By:||Nate Weitzel on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
P1. Climb the left side of the Mitten formation, aloose pitch with sparse pro (8, 130 feet).
P2. Climb the crack above the Mitten flake, and belay at a ledge on the right (9, 100 feet).
P3. Continue up the crack and left-facing corner to a bolt (manky), and gain a ledge at the right side of the Obelisk (9, 100 feet).
P4. The crux pitch. 11a handcrack (10c old-school) that will leave you gasping for air. (11a, 80? feet).
P5. The offwidth pitch. This is a four inch offwidth that is sustained but fun if you like wide cracks. Climb a right-facing corner on right side of Obelisk, and belay on top of this pillar (10a, 130-170? feet).
P6. From the right side of the pillar, take a steep crack to Table Ledge (9, 100 feet).
Traverse left to get to Kiener's or right to the rappel anchors.