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The Great Escape

5.11c, Sport, 70 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 7 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Rd > Gym


The Great Escape is fingery and thin on very solid stone. It is a bit spooky in a couple of places but is definitely worth doing.

This route is on a vertical face just to the left of Morning Stretch. There are two nice lines here, The Great Escape on the right, and Crystal on the left.


6 bolts

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Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
[Hide Comment] This one was very exciting to lead. As of march '05, there was no chalk on the route, and dirt in some of the pockets. The rock on this route is truly superb, and it deserves more traffic. If it were climbed frequently, it would clean up to a 3 star route, but for now, it's still a bit of an adventure that may not appeal to the typical sport climber.

Oh yeah, it's got some sharp holds near the start and you might want to stick clip the first bolt. Mar 21, 2005
Bruno Hache
Longmont, CO
[Hide Comment] Fully rebolted by Nate 11/30/14.
Cone/soft metal bolts rebolted with ASCA bolts.
Special thanks to ASCA for the hardware. Dec 18, 2014
Michael Hasson
Sausalito, CA
[Hide Comment] Totally safe with new bolts, do this route! Super good. Apr 8, 2018