Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Alan Nelson, Spring 2001
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jun 17, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


Several new routes have been put up in this sector of North Table Mountain, and Good Man Dan is the latest addition by the Mad-Uni-Bolter, Alan Nelson. The major features of this sector are the arete climb, Brain Cloud and Shadow of a Hangdog, the crack to its right. Next is a trad "gully" and right of the trad gully is Table Manners, followed by another Dan Hare route with black hangers, and then an arete. The arete is Good Man Dan. Two easy clips take you to the crux and the third clip. I found this third clip awkward and preferred an extendo clip at the third bolt, however, pinching a minor chip below an obvious jug, sets this clip up well, just watch the balance! Fun moves and more pumpy than it would appear, Good Man Dan at least will not blow up in your face unless you miss the third clip. Good stone with some discontinuity in the climbing.


QDs only. This 55 foot route needs 8 draws or so and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.


Terrific job of bolting by this guy, I always felt safe. Moving past the crux third bolt is a lot easier if you have a 6'- 3" reach like me, probably bringing the difficulty down a couple notches. Some interesting, balancey moves though, a fun route. Dec 4, 2001
shad O'Neel
shad O'Neel  
Intimidating, but not very hard, much easier than Politicians Priests and Bodybags, which is only a 10a. Dec 5, 2004
Jimn Seiler
North Platte, NE
Jimn Seiler   North Platte, NE
I thought PP&BB was easier than Good Man Dan but not by much. For what I've been on in this area I would call it 10a; however, the ratings in this area are the worst I've ever seen, and I think it has a lot to do with that damn Hubbel guidebook. We did a climb to the right of this that was supposedly a 11c and it was certainly not an 11c, more like a 9. Sep 9, 2007
Mark Roth
Mark Roth   Boulder
This got new stainless hardware today. Thanks to the ASCA for supplying the hardware. Apr 8, 2018
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
Fun, thoughtful movement on an arete to a large ledge. The top three bolts were fun too in the .7-8 range. It helped to be 6'2" at the 3rd bolt crux. Nov 27, 2018