Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Wright, Tarrant, Lisa Veraldi, 2003
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 6, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


Just what the world needs: more routes on Table Mountain. Our goal here was to get in the hard face right of Monkey Puzzle, but the additional routes that also went in will flush out the climbing in this small sector. "Cool Thing" ascends a short slab to a very awkward corner system. The corner may or may not be 5.11, but it has a weird sequence that is easy to do incorrectly. The FFA went to George Valdez in mid-week, the 2nd or 3rd of Dec.


Nine draws and a rope.
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Seems like flopping up onto the slab at the top of the corner was the crux. Orr, orr, orr. Good route. Loose finish. Loads of bolts. Nice fer us cluckers. 70 ft. Mar 10, 2004
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
Another excellent line. Fun stemming up the initial corner, then an off-balance layback followed by some thin slab moves. Oct 26, 2004
I'm visiting from CA and misidentified this as a 5.7 in the Brown Clouds area. Obviously, it was a curse fest when I took a baby whip at the top.

Anyway, the bottom seemed fairly mellow. The crux for me was the weird layback/roof thing at the top. Like it was said, the actual moves might not be 5.11, but the sequencing was tricky.

Overall, the route was clean, well protected, and fun.

cheers Mar 3, 2008
Hansen Wendlandt
Hansen Wendlandt  
I recommend NOT setting the last draw as a directional, if you TR this climb after leading Off Guard. Doing so causes some pull to the right, when you want to move left. Feel free to set a draw on the penultimate bolt, but really, if you are gunning for an 11a, you won't fall until that bolt anyway, so just go straight and make it easier all around. Oct 27, 2017