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Shared By: Steve Marr on Sep 17, 2001
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


Etude For The Right Hand is located on the Practice Slab on the southeast side of the Nautilus. It climbs the right side of an easy, textured slab past three bolts and makes for an ideal beginner's climb. Other than that, there's not much to recommend it unless you're already in the neighborhood.


3 bolts to a 2-bolt chain anchor.


any one know why the bolts are gone from this?bolt replacement?seems odd that the 2 off the deck are gone but the top and the anchor are still there. May 19, 2004
Chris Zeller
Boulder, CO
Chris Zeller   Boulder, CO
The hanger is missing from the bolts low down on this route. It looks like it was removed/chopped. The bolt is still there if you are comfortable slinging it.

I just toproped it after having led Cornelius on the opposite side of the formation. Pro is ample on that crack climb and from the top its an easy walk to the anchors which fortunately are still there. Jun 7, 2006
Steve Prager
Laramie, Wy
Steve Prager   Laramie, Wy
Nice slab, suggest TR as the 3rd hanger and bolt are currently missing. I would guess ground fall potential with a fall from high on the route. Oct 2, 2006
Charles Danforth
L'ville, CO
Charles Danforth   L'ville, CO
A nice warm-up for later climbs. Second half of the climb is a bit runout (no protection), but very easy. By the time you're in ground-fall territory, you're in 4th class terrain. Apr 20, 2008
Boulder, CO
claytown   Boulder, CO
Good way to access the shelf and routes atop Flying Buttress. Third bolt is still missing, but really easy there. You could get down from the shelf via these anchors, but prob easier/cleaner to rap from Flying Buttress anchors. May 21, 2012
Someone took it upon themselves to not only replace the bolt on this climb but also bolted the left side of the formation. It's one thing to replace a missing bolt. It's another to take it upon yourself to bolt the route to the left that has for years been a TR climb that doesn't need some yahoo bolting it. In case that person is reading this, just so you know, we'll be heading back up tomorrow to chop, chop, chop. Jul 9, 2012
bart cubrich 1  
As of a few days ago, the bolts on both lines are still there. I don't think it is to terrible to bolt the other line, as it is rather tall and can be an exciting lead. It's more fun to lead than to TR. Jun 6, 2014
All the bolts are there and stamped ASCA. Jun 30, 2015