Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Jim Stuberg and Chip Ruckgaber,1981
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Shared By: Matt Bauman on Apr 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The topo shows this route's start as a chimney right of an offwidth crack.... I took the left-leaning, fist and offwidth crack (left of the big messy chimney/flake) that gets bigger, then smaller, then tops out on a large, pointy flake (cool start) and then heads up to a perfect hand crack in the right wall of a ramp/dihedral...stemming and jamming the crack up to a roof with good jams from one crack to another up onto the steep licheny face with good holds just where you need them...a very fun handjamming pitch.


Small/medium to large cams...some trees and nice cracks at top, careful of lots of loose rock small and big.


Very good climb! The line looks somewhat improbable from below--and intimidating, but it's not bad once youre into it.

Bring an extra hand sized piece and a #3 Camalot for the hand crack--if you're short and not too solid on jamming, the hand crack section will be brutal. But if you're tall you can jam and stem pretty easily for good rests along the slot. The crux felt to be the few moves out of the deep slot where the hand crack jaunts out on to the licheny face above, and finishes into the finger crack. This section [isn't] hard, just a little tricky and the lichen makes it slippery--and I also had a pretty good pump going! Jul 2, 2002
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
1 or perhaps 2 stars, but 3 is a bit optimistic. Mar 17, 2003
Clint Locks
Clint Locks   Boulder
Wow! Pulling out and over into the crack from the slot is puzzling, and a blast! Having doubles of #3 Camalot was nice. Apr 2, 2003
I'll second AC comment regarding being short: at 5'3", I thought that going over the roof was particularly difficult. Stemming was not an easy option. That was the crux for me. Apr 13, 2003
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Err, uh, squeaks by with a star. Sorry. So many better routes in the Eldo area. Apr 30, 2003
Jayer Chung
Jayer Chung  
Lots of loose rock undermines what is otherwise a great climb. Bring extra number #1-3 Camalots for the hand crack. Great climb in the fall. Oct 10, 2005
John Korfmacher
Fort Collins, CO
John Korfmacher   Fort Collins, CO
w/J. Blumberg 3.18.06...there are some weird moves on this climb. Lots of them. It's a good practice route for, well, other weird routes. Standard rack was sufficient. Beward the choss-pile at the belay. Mar 19, 2007
I think it gets an extra star for the name alone. Apr 21, 2007
Really fun. Solid jams, a tough roof, and some steep, challenging moves afterwards. Took the crack described above for the start and bouldered through it until the tree. Feb 28, 2009
Benten   Denver
I don't know that was a cupped hands crack and I had no three, did the whole thing on one tipped out two. The exit from the slot was awesome and technical. Great line and dont forget to protect your second. Oct 16, 2011
Condition report:
Danger, the bottom block that forms the start of this climb has shifted away from the wall approximately 5 feet. This block is the size of 2-3 refrigerators and will do some serious damage to base area if and when it falls, possibly affecting a party belaying the first pitch of Gonzo, around the corner. There are several microwave-size blocks at the base of Let it Vee. I would consider this area very dangerous until the stability of said block is evaluated. Oct 21, 2018