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A Quark for Quayle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Abortion Control T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Anartichoke S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Rattler T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bimbo in Limbo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Brokendown Shanty T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bush Loves Detroit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cat's Meow S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Consolation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dissolution, The S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Driving Over Stella S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dumb Politicians T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dweeb T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fractions S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Generica S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Interstellar Overdrive S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jell-O Brand Napalm T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Killian's Red S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Leaning Pillar T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pass The Tanning Butter S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pseudo Bullet S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pumcat S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quayle Eats Bush T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rebel Yell S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Resolution, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Runt T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Silver Bullet S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sunset Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tanning Butter S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Thin Lizzie (Dodging Ions) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Dumb to Sleep In T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twinkletoes S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Under The Wire S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown (G) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whole Lot of Drunk S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Ken and Marsha Trout, 1990?
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 12, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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What is it about Ken Trout? He always gets to a crag first, and he always picks the cherries. From Colorado and Wyoming to the Valley; Ken has been there, probably way ahead of the rest of us, and done the nicest lines. The Suset Arete is just another example of Ken's "been there, done that, and it's great". This route fires up the North-most route in the Winterfest area. It takes the obvious sharp arete up some lower angle stuff to start. Way too short for full, cigarette-toting, great-lay satisfaction, the Sunset Arete commands both sides of the arete for several moves and a couple of clips. Jog a bit to the right for the anchor clip. The trick in the Sunset Arete is not in climbing the arete, but in getting started on the arete. Really nice line, great fun, good stone. Typical Ken Trout contribution. Three stars for a Table Mountain line and three cheers for THE MAN.

Protection

QD only. This 60 foot route needs 6 -8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.
Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
This route contains 7 bolts and now has new anchors a bit lower than the original ones. The anchors are hooks that can be clipped. Oct 12, 2017
mikejohnson1 Johnson
Essex Junction, VT
mikejohnson1 Johnson   Essex Junction, VT
What is the route directly to the right of this one? It starts on some poor rock and continues up the face. You can see most of the route in the description for Sunset Arete. Jan 13, 2010
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
Glad you're out there Richard! I do remember hearing about Table from you. I was truly skeptical and it took Annette to convince some of us to go up. She brought us to your Flight 66, a real eye-opener to what might be possible.

I think you guys should get credit for discovering Table in the new guides that are in the works. That is why I'm been blogging as much history as possible, so we don't lose it. My "first sport route" claim is based on the anchor style and lack of gearing. Not much of an accomplishment compared to proving the area worthy.

Dec 22, 2007
richard berk
Denver, CO
richard berk   Denver, CO
Hmmm.... My group (my brother and a few friends) and a couple other groups had put up 30 or so routes by this time. We had been climbing up there for about 2 or 3 years and were trying to get other climbers to come up. Most of the routes at that time were trad or mixed gear including the ones you listed. We were hand drilling at the time which minimized the number of bolts we added (it certainly wasn't an ethics thing). If I remember correctly, it took my brother, Scott, several attempts to convince you (Ken) to come up and check it out.

But there is no doubt that that is when things really took off. All of a sudden there were power drills everywhere up there - which in my mind was a good thing (though I do miss having the place to ourselves). Nov 29, 2007
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
This route was bolted in 1990 and was the first "sport" route at Table. The few prexisting, excellent, bolt routes needed some level of gear placing and the anchors where over the rim. I only remember "Leaning Pillar", Flight 66 from Stockholm, The John Roskelly Show, Priests PBB, and the "Old Roof Route". Nov 29, 2007