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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The biggest challenge may be finding this rock. From Denver, go West on US Hwy 285, go South (left) on Foxton Rd, this Ts at the South Platte River, head East (left) to South Platte, then it curves South, go 3 miles. There is a prominent, large boulder across the South Platte River just North of the parking area. Park where legal. 2 drainages can be hiked up. The North one has Atlantis Slab a short way up. Choose the South drainage. Hike 20 minutes or so. Find the South face. Scramble up and around some boulders to find this route on the right side of the South face.

This is the left of a pair of more bolted, slab routes. Do some moderate climbing using smears and edges up past 6 bolts which appear to be 5/16". It is pleasant, though fairly runout for a 5.6 leader.

Rap 160 feet.

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QDs 6, slings for your anchor.

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Alec Orenstein
Gallup, NM
 
Alec Orenstein   Gallup, NM
 
May have missed something, but the "anchor" at the top of this climb is just one (albeit big and new) bolt. Not wanting to belay or rap off a single bolt, I went to the top and belayed off a tiny bush and a good stance. This took every inch of my 60 meter rope, and the walk-off was hell. Also, some of the rock on this route is that crumbly South Platte kitty litter.

Otherwise, fun moderate slab! Sep 25, 2013
Rob Davies UK
Cheshire, UK
Rob Davies UK   Cheshire, UK
Despite the lowly grade, I declined to lead this one, as the start has an absolutely lethal landing before you can reach the first clip at about 25' - a big crevasse filled with evil leg-breaking blocks.

Reaching the start involves clambering over and under huge blocks, some of which seem to be made of granite breadcrumbs - a touch Alpine. The whole crag seems little used as there is not much in the way of an approach trail. Oct 16, 2013
rob bauer
Golden, CO
 
rob bauer   Golden, CO
 
Alec, after that last bolt, the anchor is a fair bit to the left in a scallop and now (2015) has 2 big new anchors (thankfully replacing the classic three 1/4" bolts-in-a-line anchor that used to be there). Apr 12, 2014
Joe S.  
Bolts and anchors looked new and in great shape when I climbed this on 3/10/15. Mar 11, 2015

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