Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Bob Horan, 1984
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 2, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Just up-hill from Water Line is a right facing dihedral with a small roof, this is just behind a large tree. Approach from the slab (easy) and belay at the tree. Mineral Maze is a cool problem that entails getting established in the dihedral and solving the roof pull on the right. This is a power move on good hands, and you may try to get some gear in after pulling the lip, however, the slab is just a move away and probably most folks just climb on through. Belay at one of the trees and walk off left. This is a very worthy problem.

Protection

Just bring a rope and a couple of draws. While this pitch may be as much as 50 ft of climbing, about all the gear you will get is a pair of bolts in the dihedral.

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Unless things have changed since I last did this, these bolts really need to be replaced. Mar 4, 2002
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
  5.11d
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
  5.11d
Bolts on Mineral Maze and Water Line are in need of replacement. They are not death traps, but being upgraded to 3/8 would be very rational, and should this be brought up to the FHRC. Mar 4, 2002
It's not necessary to get FHRC approval to replace bolts-simply inform the rangers on the day you are doing it. Mar 4, 2002
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
  5.11d
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
  5.11d
An upgrade would entail redrilling the existing hole. Does that change anything? Mar 5, 2002
slevin  
The second bolt has been replaced. May 26, 2006
kevin murphy
Longtuckity, CO
kevin murphy   Longtuckity, CO
This baby seemed pretty hard. I may have read it wrong. Really good though. Gear on the slab seem mandatory. A fall would be ugly. Seems harder that Runsholt Schrunch. sp. Both great routes for lower West Ridge. Add in Super Scoop. Old school 11.d in Eldo is awesome. Good day Mar 22, 2009