Type: Sport
FA: Anderson, Leitner, Rolofson, 1998
Page Views: 511 total · 2/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

In the middle of the alcove on the far left side of the Solar Dome is an inverted V-slot. The Homesteader fires up the slot to gain a system of huge holds for a jug haul kick. The single hardest move at 5.11d comes right off the deck passing the first clip. After that, climbing is probably not much harder than 5.9 or 5.10. The stone is good, the holds are unbelivable, and the wall turns out to be very steep - if only there were several hundred more feet of the same climbing! The Homesteader is a fine addition to the crag and a nice cool down buzz for the end of the day.

Protection

Eight draws and a rope.

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Meredith DB
Boulder, CO
 
Meredith DB   Boulder, CO
 
The lower jug haul on this route is lots of fun, but I am puzzled about how to pull the upper bulge right above the ledge. It seemed quite a bit harder than 11d. What am I missing? Apr 19, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
Unless you are really tall, the first clip on this is hard to reach. Apr 19, 2014
Mark Rolofson
  5.11a
Mark Rolofson  
  5.11a
This climb has two starts using the same bolts. Left of the first bolt using the jug & thin crack is .11a. Right of the first bolt on the arete is .11d. There are 6 bolts / 2 bolt anchor. The left start is the more common start. Mar 15, 2017