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5.8, Sport, TR, 45 ft (14 m),
Avg: 2 from 185 votes
Colorado > Golden > N Table Mountai… > Overhang Area
Rim Rock Trail Closure
Rim Rock Trail at N. Table Mt. Park is closed through July 31 to protect raptor nesting territory and ground-nesting bird habitat.
It's likely few climber go there, but it may affect the adverturous.
This is a very straightforward line up the blunt arete (#46 in picture). Note, this cliff gets sun till very late, it is great for warmer winter days.
Four bolts to a bolted anchor with hooks.
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Sidelines, In Between the Lines, Offline, and Mr. Squirrel Places a Nut.
Off Line. Tricky for a 5.8, with several inobvious moves.
Matt on Off Line on December 11 winter climbing at Table Mnt.
Peter Dillon nearing the top of the tricky Offline.
Getting into Off Line.
Mike O'Connell on Off Line.
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4 bolts. It would be bad to fall before clipping the first bolt, and you might crater if you fell off before the second bolt. I wouldn't suggest this as a good "first lead".
Oct 4, 2004
Michael J Yarros
Colorado Springs, CO
Nice lead, somewhat commiting. Holds are solid.
Oct 6, 2004
Winch hooks placed 12/21/07.
Dec 21, 2007
A great variation is to stay off of the arete and just use the cracks. Fun jams!
Apr 8, 2009
Climbed this today (8-8-09), and it is a fun 8. The crux is right at the first bolt though it is clipable without conquering the move. Work on mostly positive holds to the middle of the arete or work the crack to the left side for good jams. Either variation was fun. Nice ledge at the anchors to set up or rap off. This route gets hot in the sunlight....
Side note: The winch hooks Ken placed are not there. The anchors are double cold shuts to rap off from.
Aug 9, 2009
Pretty committing in the sense that it's not grid-bolted. The bolts are about 7-10 feet apart. I actually would have liked to place a few pieces of pro while I had to rescue lead it for someone who got a little gripped and had to back down. Fun route though! I just wouldn't recommend it for the leader lacking confidence or a new leader.
Nov 1, 2012
I agree with the previous comments, fun route but not a good choice for new leaders. I found the second clip in particular to be awkward, and a fall from there would be hazardous.
Dec 11, 2016
Placed a few cams to make it less run out, felt like it deserves at least a +.- Probably could be led pretty safely just with gear.
Jan 23, 2017
What seems like great hand holds between the 1st and second bolt are actually a bit slabby and seem to have been smoothed quite a bit, possibly from frequent climbing. Had a hard time keeping grip, and very difficult/awkward clipping the 2nd bolt...fell several times, but I am also a pretty new leader. I have lead 5.9s that felt easier than this. Was good practice but overall found this route unnecessarily awkward. Not interested in climbing it again soon.
Jun 28, 2017
Felt stiff for 5.8, with rounded hands and slippery feet.
The top half is easier than the bottom half.
Nov 27, 2018
I've climbed this one a couple times now. The first time, I was onsighting, and I definitely got a little gripped moving to the 2nd bolt. I had to take, warm my hands up, and I got it. My gf was on a Wild Country Revo (belay device), but with the ground that close, I wasn't sure how that catch was gonna go. In retrospect, I would stickclip the 2nd bolt for a first time lead on this route.
Jan 6, 2021