The Brothers Carrutherzov
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|FA:||Steve Carruthers, Tom Carruthers|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Dec 6, 2001|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route was put up by the late Steve Carruthers, a Salt Lake City climber and honorary Rifle local who died backcountry skiing in the Wasatch Mountains. Steve's other contribution to the Canyon is the Gay Science, which he equipped and Christian Griffith freed. Steve often came over to Rifle to hang out and climb, and he is dearly missed.
This is the rightmost route on the vertical left sector of Bauhaus Wall and actually punches through the roof band at a series of blue-streaked overlaps above the jutting prow of Gomorrah. It begins on the ledge just right of Love and Rockets.
Climb the steep face via the nice blue streak, encountering a tricky crux or two en route. Once below the roof band you can either lower off a bolt with a link (12a/b to here) or continue. Launch up and right into the roof and keep traversing. Big air beneath you, but lots of bolts and positive holds take you to a finishing bucket over the lip.
This route is a bitch to clean. Either toprope it to clean it or lower off in two parts.