Sport, 80 ft (24 m),
Avg: 3 from 7
FA: Mark Rolofson, 1994
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MM 23-29.5 - Daily CO 7 highway closure/delays
From CDOT: Colorado Highway 7 is closed daily from MP 23-29.5. Motorists can only travel through the area between 6-8 am and 4-7 pm. During these timeframes, pilot cars will lead alternating one-way travel. Drivers should plan for delays, and this schedule will remain in place through Memorial Day 2022.
During the closure, motorists need to take US 36 to CO 7. codot.gov/projects/co7-lyon…
Normal access is closed.
The normal access to this crag is located on private property. This is a change since the St. Vrain guidebook. Trespassing for any reason is illegal. Trespassing will now be enforced with the assistance of the local sheriff's office. Violators will be held accountable for towed vehicles, citations, and any legal actions.
The Fang itself does not reside on this landowner's property.
Boulder County MAY have purchased this parcel of land a couple years ago.
With the exception of a single, short trad crack the Belligerent Buttress is the easiest route on The Fang. It begins off a flake/block system on the right (West) end of the crag, facing North.
Difficulties begin immediately. A clip underneath an overhang launches the first hard move (5.12a) that simply gets you started on the route. Pull left, around, and over the lip of the overhang to catch some very thin face climbing above. Cruxes at 35 feet and 65 feet, both 5.12a/b, complete the climbing. Everything you need is close at hand, including a thin seam system near the top. Hang on, stay on your feet, and enjoy one of the best routes on The Fang.
Three stars for the great stone, the climbing moves, the continuity, and the fine bolting job.
QDs only. This 80 foot route needs 9-10 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.