Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Olaf Mitchell & Maurice Reed, 1984
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Nov 25, 2001
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Can you say best route in the South Platte? This is a two pitch route that will leave you gasping for more.

This is located on Poe Buttress, which is the clean, gendarme-like formation to the West of Cynical Pinnacle and Block Tower. It is possible to avoid the first pitch by climbing a 5.9 crack up the gully and to the right, but why would you want to?

The first pitch heads up the great finger crack and climbs insecurely left and then straight up to a ledge with a bolted anchor that you can put your LZ Boy on (11d). The second pitch starts off with a bang up an increasingly difficult finger crack to where it disappears into some hard face climbing (11d). Dispatch the crux, but don't smile prematurely because you have the overhanging handcrack above. Full value. Descend from a bolted anchor above the final crack (70m rope required).


70m rope, standard rack including RPs to hand-sized pieces.