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Back Steps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Back at the Ranch S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Butterfly Effect T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Candy Ass 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Consolation Prize S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cow Bell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crag Rancher S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cross Cove Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Devil's Reality T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dusty Trail S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fenceline S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Field of Opportunity S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Granite Rodeo S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Greenhorn S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grub Crack, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
High Plains Poser S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Holey Mittens T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Life On The Ranch S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Meanwhile S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Moon Boots and Mittens T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
North 40 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Plain High Poser S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Property Boundary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quickdraw Rustler S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sheep Buggerer, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shoo Fly S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snare Drum T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Throwin' the Shit Fit S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Mark Felty, Tod Anderson
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Shared By: Tod Anderson on Jul 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details


Located just to the right of Dusty Trail this route generally follows a low angle blunt arete. Although low angle, the arete is deceptively smooth in places. Overall, the climbing is fairly continuous at a reasonable level on very good stone. Be careful, this stretches a 60m rope! This goes to the same anchor as Dusty Trail. One minor runout at midheight can be minimized with a 3/4" cam.


10 bolts.


We needed maybe a No.2 or less after the the 4th bolt, maybe,only because it was wet. Good route. Slabby, Platte rock and good for advanced beginners. Sep 28, 2002
Advanced beginners, eh? I recall when 5.9+ was the domain of hard men. Nov 4, 2002
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
Right up there with Wrinkles in Time as one of the best 5.9 sport climbs anywhere. Especially for advanced beginners such as myself. May 27, 2003
Probably the best bolted 5.9 I've done, and a good deal harder than bolted 5.9 routes you would find in Clear Creek or Boulder Canyon.

Awesome position, with Pike's Peak in the background and mostly unburnt forest stretching to the horizon. Jun 2, 2003
Boulder, CO
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
Good warmup. I don't recall a runout section. The harder parts were well-bolted. May 14, 2007
Glenn Schuler
Monument, Co.
Glenn Schuler   Monument, Co.
Quality stone, nice and long, great movement, what more could you want? Small hand holds and an absence of footers at the crux will get your attention for sure. Agree with Darin & Richard, one of the better .9 sport routes around. Jul 31, 2016
fort collins,colorado
Preston   fort collins,colorado
I agree with the above comments. This is one of the better single pitch 9+ SPORT climbs I have climbed in Colorado however its not quite as good as Lunch Money (9+) in Clear Creek Canyon......The crux is a height-dependent move that for me at 5'7" requires a bold stretch to a decent hold on an arete with no feet. The rest of the climb is full of good continuous movement. I didn't find it necessary to use any gear. May 20, 2018

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