Type: Sport, TR
FA: Rick Leitner, 1998
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Shared By: Roy Stedman on Jul 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the third climb from the right on Cornerstone. Climb the dihederal making up the left side of the Assault of the Earth arete. Fun balancy moves at the crux. Thoroughly bolted.


6 bolts, shares ring-anchors and TR setup with Assault of the Earth.


Jeff Lockyer
Canmore, AB
Jeff Lockyer   Canmore, AB
A great route for the 5.10 leader. The route is great as it is sustained from the ground up, the mantle is a great finish to the route, getting to the anchors. Perhaps a little overbolted (as most of the routes here) but clip what you want I guess. Sep 13, 2001
Joe Collins  
One and a half stars maybe. Best route at the Cornerstone. Jun 3, 2003
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
Agreed best route at the crag. Great moves and somethings always there when you need it. Jun 10, 2006
Matt Pierce
Denver, CO
Matt Pierce   Denver, CO
Very nice route, and it felt like there was a lot going on in this short route. Tough start I thought - if you aren't a strong 5.10 leader you might consider stick clipping the first bolt or 2.... Oct 22, 2012
Andrew Locke
Louisville, CO
Andrew Locke   Louisville, CO
People are bagging on this route, and I suspect it's due to the controversy of the crag, but you should definitely get on it. It's pumpy and good the whole way.

I won't give any moves beta, but I found two distinct cruxes split by non-trivial 5.9 climbing. First crux seemed to be getting off the ground, though once you figure out the sequence, it's not too bad. The second crux is at the roof, with the big pinch hold. I found it pretty strenuous to pop my feet over the roof and get situated in the finger crack. Two more moves on thin feet and you're through the business.

All that said, it's probably around 10c overall and great fun. Jul 12, 2014
Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke   Golden
Best pitch at the crag (I did not get on Repo Man after Victory in de Feet beat me into submission). Nov 26, 2017