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Routes in Elevenmile Dome

Cheryl's Peril S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Counter Strike S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
EZ Street T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Face Value S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Good Country for Old Men S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Great Unknown, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Happy Trails S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
I'm Lichen It S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Jet Setter T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kathy's Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Mike Johnson Route S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Miss Wyoming S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moby Grape T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
More Tea Vicar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Original Sin S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Overleaf, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Phantom Pinnacle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Repulsion Convulsion S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slab Happy S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
South Face Direct S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stone Groove T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unnamed 5.9 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport
FA: Bryan Becker, 1978.
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 9, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details


This long route is only protected by a handful of bolts, but all the hard spots are covered. It's a nice warmup for S. Face Direct.

I can't remember the rap (yeah, I'm worthless), but I think a 50m is fine.


6 draws and some nerve between runouts.
Assuming I was on the correct route, a 50m rope isn't enough for the rap, nor is a 60m rope. I have a 60m rope and a rap from the anchors only got me down to the first bolt - thankfully you can basically walk off from there, but it isn't on the ground (note that my belayer had to move up to the first bolt to belay me all the way to the anchors. May 21, 2002
That is....belay me to the anchors and lower me back down :) May 21, 2002
fun 5.9 face climbing on slightly slabbly rock with mostly good incut edges. WAnder past at least 7 if not 8 very good well placed bolts, first to the right then to the left etc. The crux is from the ground (rather scramble up 4th class 25 feet to a belay ledge) to when youre feet are just past the 3rd bolt. The runout sections were easier climbing. Route finding is the crux if you are trained to follow the chalk. oh and a 60 m rope makes it just fine, but a 50 wont come close. i promise that is correct. Apr 13, 2003
Larry Shaw
Larry Shaw  
Seemed way easier than a .9. A 60m rope will reach the ground in the photo on route #6 but will not on route #7 which felt like a .8 to me. May 21, 2004
This route is #7 on the photo. I would describe the protection as adequate but not heartwarming. A middlesize nut will add confidence. A 50m will definately not work. A 60m will get you to easy scrambling. It goes 5.8(R)+, or 5.9- depending on the guidebook. Jul 7, 2004
Colorado Springs
mountainmicah83   Colorado Springs
Should be renamed Batman!!!

I climbed this last fall (09') and grabbed a bat in the undercling 1/3- 1/2 of the way up. Amazingly, I somehow didn't fall. Apr 1, 2010
Rob Davies UK
Cheshire, UK
Rob Davies UK   Cheshire, UK
Start by walking 20' right along a ledge to first bolt, about 30' above ground. Good long pitch with a lot more holds/ledges than you can see from the ground. 1/2" and 1" cams useful for flake at mid-height. Oct 16, 2010
Ben D.
  5.10b/c PG13
Ben D.   Colorado
  5.10b/c PG13
If you follow the bolt line direct, the moves past the first bolt go at .10b/c. However, if you clip the first bolt, then follow the ramp and move far right (at least 5 ft) and traverse back in left to the bolt line, it goes at .9. This makes the climb awkward and relatively unsafe but keeps the grade at 5.9. After that, expect small runouts (for old school/South Platte style) between bolts. Everyone talks about protecting with a 0.5/0.75 cam at the flake, but if you make it that far, you probably don't feel the need for a cam in the flake as the next bolt is only another 8ft or so past it. Overall, not nearly as good of a lead as the .9 lines to the left and right of it, but it is a fun TR if someone else puts the rope up! Aug 12, 2018

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