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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft (212 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Tom Gries, John Byrd, Larry Hamilton, July 1975|
|Page Views:||4,875 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||L. Hamilton on Apr 5, 2003|
|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.
P1) Starting from a huge flake lying on a ledge at the slabby base, climb an easy slab pitch to a good grassy stance.
P2) Climb shallow grooves on the steepening slabs above until they end (5.9). Move right to a lieback flake, and climb right and up from it into the wet leaning corner formed by the first of the huge arches blocking the lower face. Follow the corner/arch up and left until a belay ledge appears on the right.
P3) Step left and climb through the arch at a vertical black flake. Follow the slabs below the second arch up and left.
P4) Continue on these slabs for another ropelength, belaying below a rotten area.
P5) Ascend the left side of this rotten area and the much cleaner chimney and jam crack (now in a large, right-facing corner) above to a grassy ledge.
P6) Follow the continuing corner for a ways, then move out onto the crystal-studded face to its right. Belay at about the level of some huge, projectile-like pinnacles that appear out to the left.7) Go up to a small inset dihedral with an overhang at its top, then continue up steep rock to the summit plateau.
The name "Warhead" refers to the large missile-like pinnacles to the left of the 6th belay. The newer "Lost Arrow" route is named for this same feature.