Type: Trad, TR
FA: Tracy Sowder
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Shared By: Jim Cormier on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb the nice dihedral and continue up the short chimney near the top next to the rappel bolts.

Protection

Stoppers and cams. It can also set top rope from rappel bolts (which apparently have been removed) at the top.

Photos

This picture shows Triple Mantle but not much of Route 166 (it's the corner just off the right edge of the picture). Fun climb to practice plugging in gear (did it all on passive pro), solid pro abounds, token chimney moves at the top. May 21, 2003
matt b
milliken co
 
matt b   milliken co
 
You get a lot of rope drag if you top rope Route 166. Bring some gear this is a great, beginner, traditional, lead climb. Sep 24, 2010
Mike Pharris
Longmont, CO
Mike Pharris   Longmont, CO
As of 3/28/2011, the anchor bolts have been removed. Nothing but holes with the bolt sleeves left. Why remove these bolts? Mar 30, 2011
Andy Novak
Bailey, CO
Andy Novak   Bailey, CO
Yes, the bolts are indeed gone. WHY? Whoever the assface was that did it didn't do a very good job. If you're going to chop bolts, do it the RIGHT WAY. Now what is left is an atrocity. Such POOR FORM. Jul 28, 2011
Kurt Johnson
Estes Park, CO
5.7
Kurt Johnson   Estes Park, CO
5.7
Climbed it on 3/26/2012 and no anchor bolts, which was fine except that the closest anchor involves a detached block (inches right of where the bolts used to be). Sure, this block is large, heavy, and wedged in place sort of like a chockstone, but it's still DETACHED and subject to movement, no matter how slim the chance...which is probably why the first ascentionist placed the 2 bolt anchor in the first place. I had a similar sized block that I was using as an anchor on Hallett shift on me about 6 inches and had the potential to completely slide off the top of the cliff. Whoever chopped that anchor wasn't using their brain.

Also, in the middle of the pitch are two blocks/flakes that are also mostly detached and hollow sounding and look like good places to put gear behind. They may hold a fall...or they may pop off and chop your rope. Mar 26, 2012
Andrew S.
NorWeb
 
Andrew S.   NorWeb
 
Forgot to check MP and found no bolts at the top as the guidebook suggests. Fun climb, I used the huge boulder up top for an anchor as well. Apr 8, 2012
Travis Provin
Boulder CO
  5.7
Travis Provin   Boulder CO
  5.7
Very fun route. I started way left (off route, oops) and ended up traversing right into the chimney. Flakes, liebacks, finger jams, chimneys, and good pro, this is a great route. There are no bolts up top but a large boulder/chockstone that a TR can be built on. Aug 20, 2016
Scott Cox
broomfield, Co
Scott Cox   broomfield, Co
New anchors at the top. Oct 7, 2018