Avg: 4 from 93 votes
|Type:||Trad, 75 ft (23 m)|
|FA:||Roger Briggs and Luke Studer, 1972|
|Page Views:||24,408 total · 103/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on May 30, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Perhaps more like 75 feet than 100 ftee, DT fires up the middle of the GMP yellow West facing wall. Mostly 5.10 climbing through an irregular right leaning crack takes you to the roof at 60 feet. Most of the guides will describe pulling the roof as the strict technical crux. I thought that the traverse right under the roof was more cruxy and harder to protect, done mostly on wires. Load up the roof crack with Camalots and it will feel very secure. It is not a big roof by Rifle standards, but around here it is pretty husky and it does keep going on and on. The upper section of the crack through the roof will take some Friends in the #2 - #4 range. Swim on up over the roof and into the sun and just revel in a brilliant line.
While "only 5.11", DT still earns its reputation among climbers of every generation. This is a full-on classic single pitch line and as great a piece of climbing history as Boulder has to offer.