Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Alan Nelson
Page Views: 2,616 total · 12/month
Shared By: Alan Nelson on Jan 12, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route

100 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


Start in a shallow crack on a slab leading to a ledge. Above the ledge, stay outside on the face rather than grovelling up a gully on the right. This puts you in a short, left-facing corner topped by a roof with a crack/seam splitting the headwall above. A fun move turns the roof but ends much too soon on a big ledge. One more clip on the wall above brings you to the anchors (shared with "Startled", which comes in from the right).


Six bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings.


shad O'Neel  
Really fun, kinda powerful and better than it feels move through the roof, worth your time for sure. Jan 17, 2004
Jeremy Hakes
Golden, Colorado
Jeremy Hakes   Golden, Colorado
The move through the roof is a lot of fun! You definitely have to commit to it, but it is well worth it. Apr 25, 2006
Buff Johnson
Buff Johnson  
You know, looking at the beta pic, there's not that bolt under the overhang to this climb. OR, could be a mixed-pro climb being in the "Trad Lands". Apr 23, 2007
rob bauer
Golden, CO
rob bauer   Golden, CO
Buff's right, no bolt under the roof. It's an easy reach to the bolt over the roof. Definitely not 10a, as listed in the new book. [Where they list it as Route 168, in the Overhang Area (Second Crag) section.] Feb 1, 2010
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
Super fun roof, much easier than it looks and easier than the 10a listed in the new book for sure. Jun 18, 2010
William Thiry
Las Vegas
William Thiry   Las Vegas
The one powerful move to get over the roof is reasonably rated at 10a - especially given the fact that the layback/side-pull for the right hand is polished. 5.11 climbers may feel it's easier, but 5.10 and lower climbers will find it's more than a casual 5.9 move. Just one move though. Some of the moves getting up to the roof and especially getting into position if you are a tall person can be delicate and awkward. Mar 7, 2014
There are a couple loose rocks commonly used as handholds just below the roof. Mar 16, 2017
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
The block under the roof was a little loose. The climb is two moves to a big jug. May 13, 2018