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|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Julian Smith on Jan 11, 2002|
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Pitch 1 - 5.6. Scramble up over broken terrain, aiming for a left facing dihedral and climb it to a small ledge at the base of a roof.
Pitch 2 - 5.7. Pull around the roof to the left and continue up a left facing dihedral. Belay at another ledge and roof in the dihedral system.
Pitch 3 - 5.6. Scramble to the left over easier terrain to reach the base of the final headwall.
Pitch 4 - 5.7. This is the icing on the cake! See the nice pretty crack going up the steep headwall? Well, get on it. A couple of stretched-out stemming and jamming moves lead to bomber jugs and the top.
Scramble west or climber's right working laterally and down, but not too soon. You can descend to either side of the rock buttress in front of you. To the right involves some down climbing, but is shorter. You should locate a fairly obvious path once you scramble down to the trees. It hugs fairly tight to the cliff as it winds its way back to the base of the cliff.
See "Colorado Front Range Crags" by Peter Hubbel as a reference. It is out of print.
Per curt86iroc: there is an alternate walkoff (one of many options):once topped out, head S/SW past the first rap station, and start down the obvious gully and boulderfield. As you start to make your way down the boulders, look for several cairns guiding you around the base of the wall back towards the approach trail. After the boulders end, a short bushwhack leads to the trail, 20 minutes.