Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (9)
FA: Fred Knapp, Bill DeMaillie, Will Nichols, 1989
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jun 25, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Private Property issues Details
Access Issue: Closed for raptor nesting from February 1 through July 31 - each year - extended in 2016 - now open Details

Description

Boy, bolts can be nice. About 70 feet left of the main dihedral that is P1 of The Red Dihedral, the Three Mousketeers is the left of two bolted routes. Actually, the climbing per se on Three Mousketeers is better than that on Perilous Journey. It's more continuous, devious, and fingery. While Fred and Will are still very much on the scene and getting better and better each year, Bill DeMaillie died of natural causes sometime in the '90s. Bill was a proponent of developing the fine lines to be had in Boulder whose development was shut down cold by the Boulder City Council. The last words I remember from him were that if the Council forbade development, then the routes would get done anyway - under "the belly up veil of secrecy". If only it were so. What a man, we are a lot worse off without his maverick voice, defiant to the end.

Protection

QD only and a 50 m rope.

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