Type: Sport
FA: Stuemke
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Jul 13, 2001 with improvements by Adam Block
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the right line on the Altar, the beautiful pinnacle on the right side of the Vestibule.

Clip the 1st bolt and boulder out the crux moves, a thin crank. From here, the climb follows incipent seams for five more bolts on pretty continous 10 climbing. Remember a #5 Rock or equivalent for the last moves unless you are comfortable running it out, or escaping left to the top of Tabula Rasa.

You might consider this a three star if you like bouldery routes, obviously I prefer continous lines. It is stellar nonetheless.

Protection

7 bolts to Tabula Rasa's Anchors. No nuts needed

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Crusty  
I think this is the RIGHT hand route on the Altar; just right of Tabula Rasa. Feb 3, 2003
5.11c/d possible Jul 24, 2003
Jeremy
Boulder, CO
 
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
 
A bolt has been added to the top of this route (not by me). No nuts are needed. Apr 30, 2005
Brian Faulkner
Fort Collins
 
Brian Faulkner   Fort Collins
 
This is an awesome route. It makes Tabula Rasa seem way easy. The beginning is a bit bouldery, but the rest of it is solid and continuous. A few weeks ago I was there and one the important hold was pulled off and it made the beginning even more difficult. I only top roped it, but I imagine its a spicy lead. If your climber takes a fall near the bottom make sure they do not get an enema with the log/rock that's at the bottom. May 23, 2005
Ross Swanson
Pinewood Springs
 
Ross Swanson   Pinewood Springs
 
Classic 11 move at the 1st bolt, once you figure it out. Jul 23, 2007
andtheodor
  5.11-
andtheodor  
  5.11-
Bolted all the way up, good protection after the 1st clip. Similar to Tabula but more fun (and not much harder) with better sequences. Jun 27, 2009
Mike Humphries
Arvada, CO
  5.11c
Mike Humphries   Arvada, CO
  5.11c
While both routes are fun, I thought this was waaay better than Tabula Rasa. Perfect rock, the route follows the bolt line (Tabula climbs mostly to the left of the bolts) with a low, crimpy crux with continuous and thought provoking slabbing above. Jun 11, 2015
michalm
Boulder, CO
  5.11
michalm   Boulder, CO
  5.11
I got on this route hearing that there is a 10c on this slab. It was a rather stiff warmup. I agree with the previous statement that this route has more interesting moves and features than Tabula Rasa. This is 4 star slab climbing. Aug 3, 2015