Trad, TR, 60 ft,
Avg: 1.6 from 5
FA: Woodruff & Hare, 1976
> Eldorado Canyon SP
> Hawk-Eagle Ridge
The route is just down below the area favorites Tombstone
, Die Heeda Rule
, and Brother Jug
. Locate Tombstone
, then head slightly back down the hill (20 feet) to see this clean, diamond-shaped face just around the first arete to the right. Climb up and right, on a line of least resistance, then left to the center of the face and then up and left to a sloping ramp. Pull onto the ramp and make some moves to a vertical face then to the right and up a corner. There was a bolt somewhere on the route, but it didn't help much with the nerves.
The route will go "direct." I next TR'd it by starting up and left from the ground directly to the center of the diamond-shaped face, then straight up through the ramp and directly to the top. This was hard 5.11 and very insecure. I would NOT lead this variation.
This is S/VS. The route is probably more enjoyable ar a Toprope. Very little pro is available, so you can take it all and just stare at it most of the time- or TR.