Type: Sport, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Tod Anderson, James Donnell, Mark Felty
Page Views: 1,570 total · 8/month
Shared By: Tod Anderson on Aug 3, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is the rightmost route on the slab area of the Crag Ranch, just right of Fenceline. The first pitch tackles a block shaped bulge and then a surprisingly smooth slab, 5.10a. The second pitch follows a sort of right facing flake system on much steeper rock with bigger holds. Overall, a fun two pitch romp.

Protection

10 bolts per pitch.

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The first pitch of this is a decent 10a with a very smooth slab to take you to the final bolt.

The second pitch is absolutely excellent, a bit tricky for 10+, possibly 11a.

Three stars may be a bit much, but I think it is better than 2 stars. This line probably isn't quite as good as Topaz, but the second pitch comes close.

Beautiful view as well. Jun 2, 2003
Gary Apostolou
  5.10c
Gary Apostolou  
  5.10c
I thought this route was great. The first pitch looks like a silly nothing, but has fun pleasant moves on it. The slab was quite fun. The second pitch is the knockout. Sep 4, 2004
Brenda Leach
Ridgway, CO
Brenda Leach   Ridgway, CO
The slab moves between the last 2 bolts on the 1st pitch felt more like 5.10c/d than 5.10a if it's hot and you don't slab climb much. The 2nd pitch has great laybacking. Get ready to use your arms as it's a lot steeper than it looks. Jul 16, 2006
Monty
Golden, CO
 
Monty   Golden, CO  
 
With some slings and skipping a bolt or two, you can combine this into a great long pitch with very little rope drag. Aug 21, 2009
DJ RYNO
chatfield lake ,co
 
DJ RYNO   chatfield lake ,co
 
Both pitches are superb. Sep 18, 2009
slim

  5.10b
slim    
  5.10b
This is a nice 2 pitch route with varied, interesting climbing. I thought the slab on the first pitch was the crux of the route. The holds are very small, not positive, and the feet look slippery (but somehow aren't). This part has excellent protection, thankfully, as executing these moves well above a bolt would be nervewracking.

The second pitch has really cool climbing using a big hanging flake. The flake has pieces of it that sound pretty scary, so I tried to avoid gorilla tugging and just used it more to stabilize the face moves. There are a few pieces of the rotten crystal stuff, but they don't really detract from the route.

Good warmup for the area. Aug 7, 2012