Avg: 1 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches|
|Page Views:||2,567 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Adam Hicks` on Aug 11, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Beginning Feb. 1st each year, a seasonal wildlife closure will be in effect on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to protect nesting and roosting sites of the canyons falcons. The closure is in effect through July 31st unless lifted early due to early fledging or inactivity.
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
For more info, visit dnr.state.co.us/newsapp/pre…
P5: From the big tree belay in the gully, climb up the gully a few feet past the tree until you spy above you on the face a crack-like weakness. This is the route. Rossiter illustrates it as being a double crack at the top, and indeed it is, but the features can hardly be called cracks. The pitch passes a piton with a ring about half-height, and finishes just right of the large tower that rewritten finishes on.
I don't give this variation many stars because although it has exciting exposure differentiating from the traditional Great Zot finish and adds to the overall quality of airiness that the fourth pitch delivers, it is very very loose. In the so-called cracks are flakes just waiting to be yarded on. It is definitely a matter of opinion, and this pitch delivers its' full dose of adventure, but finding good placements can be interesting at times. At one point there is an easy offwidth section within which lies a large loose block that would sever your rope at the very least. Be careful, and have fun.