All Locations > Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part C - Pony Express to…
Avg: 1.9 from 47 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Dougald MacDonald, Dave Goldstein|
|Page Views:||1,269 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Dougald MacDonald on Oct 14, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
This is a bit contrived and the best section is short, but very fun climbing and surprisingly good pro make this a worthy addition to the Pony Express area. This route follows the arete immediately to the right of Dandi-Line and about 8 feet left of Sister Morphine. Start on Dandi-Line and step right onto the large block at the base of the arete, about 40 feet above the ground. The next 20 feet is the crux, with balancey arete-palming and face moves. Place pro in an intermittent vertical crack to the right and horizontals higher up. Make sure you have a #1.5 Friend or equivalent to protect a short slot at mid-crux. Stay on or right of the arete all the way to the top -- this feels contrived in the second half, where it would be easy to step left into Dandi-Line, but the crux section (and best climbing) is totally independent.