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5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A2 Route T A2
Alcove 5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B'ing There T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Benz Climb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Burgers T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Caped One, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fogg Spire S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Grunt, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Illegal Smile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Cord T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Miss Bliss T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Chute aka Rip Cord T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Not Quite Jake T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Pete and Benz T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slip Slidin' Away T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Texas DJ T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
True Religon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Barrett Cooper on Aug 6, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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On the southeast face of Parachute rock is a great little alcove that is out of the sun and wind most of the year. To get to this route scramble up the climbers right of Parachute rock. There is a giant boulder resting at the base of where the southeast face and the main rock and come together in a rather obvious corner. Behind this boulder is the alcove which is reached by squeezing through the chute between the boulder and the corner. Inside the alcove is a great place to hang out.

Alcove 5.9 route, not to be confused with the other 5.9 route two climbs to its left (guide book really has them both as '5.9 Route'), leaves the alcove by going up the short angled slab to the left corner of the alcove and climbs out on an overhanging offwidth. Once you gain the lip of the alcove the climbing eases back to 5.8 hand crack climbing. You can set up a TR on the top or continue on to the second pitch which tops out Parachute Rock.


Up to #2 Camalot. To make you feel better in the slight offwidth out of the alcove you can find plenty of places to put a large cam (#4 etc.)


Barrett Cooper  
Number 3. Feb 14, 2003
This route has some of the best hand jams at Parachute Rock. After the initial steep section and short off-width, the last 30 feet are perfect hand jams up to the anchors. Don't miss this one if your climbing out here. Oct 27, 2003
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
Some interesting moves at the bottom, but it's the 20 feet of perfect hand that makes this a climb worth doing. Jun 10, 2004
The start is awkward and dirty, but still fun. The top section is nice jamming, but this section is short and easy. Aug 13, 2007
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
Take #3-#5 C4s for this one. Stay off the crack system to the left for some fun easy squeeze moves. Pretty cool mix of roof, fists, squeeze, and splitter hands on this one! Jul 23, 2018

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