Type: Aid
FA: Keith Loeber?
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This route isn't actually on Twin Owls. It is located on a BIG boulder about 2 minutes up the Gem Lake trail (as you would approach Twin Owls). I believe the Colorado bouldering guidebook called this boulder the "bolt" boulder - probably in reference to the bolt ladder that starts this climb. Anyway, hike up the Gem [Lake] trail until you see a large roof on the NE side of the trail. The route ascends a bolt ladder to the roof, then follows cracks out to the "point" of the roof. You can solo this route easily, by tying off the first couple of bolts. This boulder is a great place to tune up on aid climbing- there are four aid line of varying difficulty. None are long, but most will make you think! I'll report them all.

[Eds. Apparently, this route had no difficulty rating. It did carry the rating of A4 in Rossiter's guide. The comment below suggested it was C1-2.]


There are four or five bolts and one rivet to start this climb. You will also need small cams, and Lowe balls. You don't need anything bigger than an orange TCU. The anchor consists of a shiny new bolt (I replaced the old bad one) and a fixed nut.