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Routes in The Highlands aka Highlander

Air Head S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Man On Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Sky Mining S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Burning Chrome S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dirt Me S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Drop Zone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gear Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get A Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Insurance T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get a Job S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Job Review S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Job Security S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leap of Faith S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Learning to Crawl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lord of the Rings S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Micro Chip S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Neo-Quasi Bugaloo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not One Of Us S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Outsider, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peer 42 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Peer Bastard S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peer Pressure S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Peer Review S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Tag Hag S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Resume S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smack That Bitch Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stiff Upper Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tarzan S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Whale, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wind Machine S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport
FA: Alan Nelson, 1996
Page Views: 1,114 total, 6/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 14, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Lord of the Rings is the third route off the ramp on the East face and the furthest right. The rock to start is decidedly in need of heavy duty brushing but the climbing on Lord of the Rings just gets better and better with each move up the route. A very interesting sequence takes you up to the roof and swings wide to the right on jugs, stepping back left once over the route. This route was a kick, and it would certainly see more traffic if it was on the other side of Highlander. The climbing is much steeper than it might appear.

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Bring 9 or 10 draws, a 50m rope, and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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Michael Underwood
Denver, CO
  5.10c
Michael Underwood   Denver, CO
  5.10c
This route is definitely cleaner now than some of the previous posts seem to imply. I'm not saying you should neglect your helmet or anything, but I thought the moves and the holds were pretty solid and definitely fun. It's a good warm-up under any circumstances, but especially when the south side of the crag is a little bit busy. Jan 27, 2016
Joshua1979
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Joshua1979   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Climbs better than it looks. Give it a shot. Mar 16, 2013
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
  5.10a/b
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
  5.10a/b
Definitely better than it looks, and definitely better as you get high.

The roof is absolutely one of the singular joys of the entire canyon, worth scrubbing up all the mankey choss just to work out the moves--which, not by the way, aren't the crux of the climb once you get the sequence down. On the whole, I think it's only a 10a or possibly b for shorter climbers.

A great alternative once the traffic thickens over on the south-facing side.... Apr 1, 2010
clint dillard
Louisville, Co
 
clint dillard   Louisville, Co
 
This route has cleaned up a bit, but still be heads up for rock around the route. As the guidebook says, "it's better than it looks." Like the rest of the 5.10s in this area and noted above, it is soft for its grade. If you're wanting to climb the route this time of year, get on it early because it loses sun mid morning. The 3rd/4th (5th for some) class traverse kind of sucks with packs on, so you may want to rack up before you make the step across. Jan 15, 2006
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
 
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
 
Definitely loose rock, weird moves, especially that one over the roof. Needs a lot of cleaning to earn 2 stars. Mar 5, 2002