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Wrestle with the Pig

5.9, Sport, 70 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 28 votes
FA: Bob D'Antonio
Colorado > S Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Pine Cone Dome
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details

Description

The route starts on the far rightside of the cliff. Climb up past two bolts to a small overhang. Clip the third bolt and swing right to a large flake. Surmount the flake (cool moves) and veer right and up following bolts to the anchor. great climb for the grade. Should become popular.

Protection

Six bolts with get you to a two-bolt anchor.

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Brad Short
Saudia Aurora, CO
[Hide Comment] A fun route with moves which appear harder than 5.9 before committing to them, but are actually 5.9. A nice addition to the area. Aug 16, 2004
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] I thought this was a great climb with interesting moves -- well worth doing at Pine Cone Dome. Bolts and anchors all look great. May 27, 2011
Daniel H. Bryant
Colorado Springs, CO
[Hide Comment] Someone took a shit at the base of this route, and all I can say is 'really'? Was this person making a statement about the climb, or just plain ignorant?
Watch where you step, be careful pulling on the flakes, and pump through the start, smooth sailing after that. Jul 24, 2016
Carl Schaefer
Boulder, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Great fun! Feels like a gym climb, big moves on great holds. Unlike so many other Elevenmile climbs of the grade, this one starts mostly on your arms & hands, not so much your feet. Perfect bolting up to the crux, at least for climbers around 6'. The character changes above the roof, nice stemming and toe-hooking up a flake. Aug 22, 2018