All Locations > Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part D - Xanadu to Pony…
Avg: 3.5 from 258 votes
Trad, 115 ft
|FA:||Brad Gilbert, Jim Michael, Dan Hare, 1974|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
A thin, one pitch corner which felt harder to me than other 5.10a pitches in the area because it is more sustained. Hike up the West Ridge trail to a point where it levels out, just past a prominent gully (and shortly before the route Chockstone). Identify 2 thin, opposing corners which start 40 ft. or so above the ground, lean to the right, and contain a couple of small trees. Xanadu takes the right of these two corners (the left facing one). Venture up nondescript rock to gain the dihedral, and climb the beautiful thin crack in the back to a broken ledge and a 2-bolt anchor. 60m rope required for the rappel.