Type: Sport, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Larry Harris & possibly Tony Karzen, and Ken, c.1987? Curt Fry?
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Aug 15, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This route is not listed in Richard Rossiter's "Rock Climbing the Flatirons," [but someone provided a name & FA]. However, both my partner and I felt that it was hard, but short, 5.11.

The climb is located on the right wall of an obvious cleft/chimney that is a ways downhill (south) from the Velvet Elvis area. Richard Rossiter marks this as a "tunnel" on one of his topos for the Ironing Boards area.

It is easy to stem up this route using the opposite wall for three of the four clips, but no doubt the route is meant to be done without the aid of the other wall. Either way, however, the crux comes immediately after the third bolt, so you can't "cheat" through that. The climbing is mostly hard moves on small but positive holds up a gradually overhanging face.

Protection

Four bolts to a two-bolt anchor.

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