Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 26, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

The Leaning Pillar has always seemed a bit goofy to me. Protected first by one bolt, then by two, the climbing has always seemed as though something was missing in the conceptualization. The route starts left of the Dissolution/Resolution face climbs by first starting up the corner. Traverse out left for a clip after 15 feet and head up on good edges to a crack system and a clip just before the cracks. The rational climber may elect to fire in a #3 Camalot above the second clip, or just grab the good jams and suck in a small amount of air. The anchor is over a ledge and out of sight. This is not a great route, but the stone is solid.

Protection

Bring a couple of draws, a mid-size camming device, and a rope. There is a double bolt anchor at the top.

As of 2007, it has been retrobolted to be 6 bolts and does not require gear.

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Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
 
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
 
This is a fun mixed route. It could probably be lead without any of the 2 bolts, with RPs, nuts, and small cams. There are 2 open [shuts] at the top. Jan 10, 2004
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
  5.10b
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
  5.10b
I got rid of my old open hooks and replaced them with 1/2" bolts and winch hooks, down a bit for better hooks orientation. The original bolt snapped off pretty easy but are plenty of bolts now. Could be the best protected 5.10 at Table. After adding one bolt and an anchor 15 years ago, I expected this route to catch on, but it never did. Not usually good to change other's routes, but this always seemed an orphan needing some care.

As a pure gear lead, you'll need small wires, Aliens, and remember to "stick your chest out, keep your head up...and handy" (Tupac). "R" with no bolt clipped.

I'm almost positive this was a Berk brothers' route. The original bolt was the same style found on Flight 66, it's one of the least contrived tens at Table and only the Berks were putting up routes this hard in the eighties. Dec 21, 2007
Ralph Kolva
Pine, CO
 
Ralph Kolva   Pine, CO
 
All bolts now, well-protected and very fun, one of my favorite routes on North Table. Oct 17, 2010
goingUp
over here
  5.10b/c
goingUp   over here
  5.10b/c
Incredibly well-protected now, all bolts, solid 10, and the necessary crux holds still hold their edges... unlike a lot of other N. Table routes. Oct 17, 2013
Todd Ritter
Lafayette
  5.10c
Todd Ritter   Lafayette
  5.10c
Good work, Ken. Protects well with bolts only. Great moves and fun route. Apr 23, 2016
Jon Banks
Longmont, CO
 
Jon Banks   Longmont, CO
 
This should be listed as a sport route. The guidebook lists it as sport, so I didn't think twice about getting on it, and it felt super safe, even for a sport route. Really great route. Jan 21, 2019