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Routes in Der Zerkle

Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
April Fools S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bar None S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Der Fuhrer TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
East Face Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face Right/Der Zerkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Feeling Lucky S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Final Solution T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Happy Ending T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall (submitted as Absolution) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Knot Carrot S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
New Beginnings T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Ribspuren T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Southeast Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Sunny Side One T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sunny Side Two T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Touch Monkey S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Two Clucks From Saigon T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
West Face [Der Zerkle] T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
What If You're Not? T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wing Ding S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jim Erickson, solo, 1976
Page Views: 2,212 total, 11/month
Shared By: George Bell on Jun 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details
Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This route begins a few feet right of Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) and climbs the thin crack through an overhang. It protects well with stoppers and small cams.

The crack starts as a right facing dihedral. About half way up, the crack opens up and you can see daylight through it (but is too small to crawl through). Place some good gear and launch into the overhanging crux (great jugs, but pumpy). It is remarkable that Jim Erickson established this route as a free solo.

Descend to the north (or south, a little harder). This route would be good to toprope, except that there is no fixed anchor on top.

Protection

Standard rack to 2".
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Steep route but toughest part protects well. #4 BD cam fits great up in the "hole" at start of crux, then rest of crack above protects well with small cams (0.3 to 1). Fun route! Mar 18, 2012
I found an incredible #6 stopper placement for a first piece, then was stoked I brought a big piece (3.5 or 4) for right under the roof. That made me feel good for the steep pumpy section ahead. Really fun, good gear, but well spaced at first. Sep 6, 2002