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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 600 ft (182 m), 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Layton Kor and Tex Bossier, 1963|
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|Shared By:||Julian Smith on Aug 31, 2002 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
Pitch 1. Locate a right-facing corner immediately to the left of the North Chimney. Climb the corner as it changes from right- to left- facing, and belay at a three bolt belay to the left of the wide crack, 5.7, 150 feet.
Pitch 2. Do more of the same. Continue up the left-facing corner until it turns back into a larger, right-facing corner. Move up and to the left out of the corner system and into a chimney on the left. Belay at a three bolt belay, 5.7, 180 feet.
Pitch 3. Continue up the chimney system, and climb above it to another three bolt belay, 5.7, 190 feet.
Pitch 4. A move through a wide crack to the left of the belay leads to an easy scramble up to Broadway. Belay at a three bolt belay. This is the top station for the rappel route, 5.3, 100 feet.
Note that Rossiter's guide gives this route 5 pitches with a 5.7 variation on the last pitch. The route can be comfortably done if 4 pitches with a 200 foot rope. Enjoy.