Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: ??
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Subject to Seasonal Raptor Closures Details
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Description

More of a land mark than a route, this is the cave just below the first pitch of The Naked Edge and just up and right from the top of Touch 'N' Go. This is the most common approach to the Edge, it leads to the rappel route down T2, and allows access to the Upper Ridge. From the anchor atop Touch 'N' Go 4th class for 100' to the base of the cave. Climb up and right through the large roof, awkward 5.8 to a good crack that leads to the bolts after 15 more feet. Either continue up, traverse to the Upper Ramp, or rap to the ground in three raps from bolted a [description ends here]

Protection

Up to 3".

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A #4 Friend is critical for protecting the moves out of the cave. Apr 14, 2003
Isn't this pitch part of T2? May 8, 2004
A #3 and #3.5 Camalot are fine for this short and fun pitch. I'd say it has less bird shit than any other route to the Upper Ramp. If the Upper Ramp is your destination and want a direct route, this is the one. May 25, 2005
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
 
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
 
A wild move for 5.8, too bad the start is marred by tons of bird crap. Nov 4, 2007
Tom T  
A really great, unique pitch. I like the "face-out/chimney" move entering the crux. Dec 23, 2008
Greg D
Here
Greg D   Here
A #4 Friend is not necessary. Not even sure where one would place it. I placed a #0.5 Camalot. Then a good green or purple C3 (blue or black Alien) and a small nut, then back cleaned the 0.5. Then pulled the roof. Dec 31, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.8
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.8
A #4 Friend is not necessary, per se, but not knowing where to place it?
Seems to me that you are never more than a foot from a bomber 4" placement if you are looking. A #3 Camalot can be walked up between narrower sections of the crack, but a #4 is probably ideal other than that you don't really need it again thereafter. Mar 19, 2017
WadeM
Golden, Co
 
WadeM   Golden, Co
 
Really no bird crap left. I find it quite fun now. Nov 18, 2017