Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Tom Addison & Nathon Faulker
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 5, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Apes in Estrus is a short but fun climb up huecos on a steep, blunt arete.

The climb is a ways past the Virgin painting and the Mercy Wall on the left. Directly across from the Brown Sugar area find the huecoed arete that is just left of a short wall with two good warmups (Shady Lady and Ms. Cool). Scramble up onto a ledge/boulder to begin.


3 bolts + anchor.


Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
Great route, but I don't see how this thing could possibly be 10c. Consider that Tanks for the Huecos is called 10d...more like 5.8, and a great route for beginners or warming up. Apr 17, 2006
Derek Lawrence
Derek Lawrence  
Don't see how you can call this 5.8 if you stay on the arete. There were thin moves between big holds. I did Tanks right after this and would still call this solid 10. May 29, 2007
Slade   Gunnison
I agree with Derek. If you stay on the arete (proper) then it definitely is NOT a 5.8.... Not sure I would call it a 10c however. Let's find a common ground and call it a soft 10 in one section between the second and third bolt. (Again...this is if you stay on the arete.) Good little route though. Jun 1, 2010
Devin Fin
Devin Fin   DURANGO
Let's say 5.9+????? Jul 29, 2010
Robb M.  
Does anyone know anything about the route 50 feet right of this? I think it has around 4 or 5 bolts. Jun 3, 2011
Aaron D
Salida, CO
Aaron D   Salida, CO
Robb - not quite sure which route you are referring to, but immediately to the right of Apes and starting off a ledge are ms. cool and shady lady. Further to the right on that same formation and starting from the trail is a short route that works up a slab and over a little bulge that's probably 5.10+/5.11-. Hope that helps. Jun 10, 2011