Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand, 9/9/05
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Sep 14, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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"Where's Vaino?" is the steep left-facing corner on the left side of Trout Rock. This is a classic pitch of laybacking and stemming with solid moves from bottom to top.

Climb the corner to the 2-bolt anchor at the top.

The crux is a strenuous layback into a stem about 15' up. I got in a yellow Alien and a #2 and #3 Camalot for pro. Above, the climbing eases but is still interesting. A second crux comes at the top of the corner where you exit right. The last pro is a #1 Camalot down left and below your feet.

This pitch is comparable to Tough Situation on the Second Elephant Buttress and a bit easier and shorter than Cosmosis on Bell Buttress. Well worth bringing a trad rack to Trout Rock!


Gear to 3.5". I placed pro from a green Alien to a #3.5 Camalot. Two #2 Camalots were useful. 2-bolt anchor.
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
This route is about 33 feet tall. Not 25 feet, but not 50 feet either. It does have a few interesting moves, but nothing worthy of note in terms of salient qualities or my own objective experiences on it. After we climbed on the 'Beer Can Rock' we went looking for this rock. One of my partners looked at the rock and summed it up, asking: "That tiny thing? Why would I want to climb anything on that?" She elected to join others in our group who agreed and went climbing elsewhere. Chris & I stayed and climbed every route on the rock at a relaxed pace in a span of 45 minutes. I don't regret it, but in a few weeks I won't remember it anyway. Oct 10, 2005

Kind of a typical Boulder crack, in that if you stacked about 5 of them on top of each other, it would add up to a good route. The climbing is interesting, but quite short. Aug 16, 2010
Andrew Locke
Louisville, CO
Andrew Locke   Louisville, CO
I can't in good conscience call this 10a. Maybe if it were 100 feet longer. It's sustained and has good moves, so it is worth doing if you're in the area, but don't worry too much about the grade.

The crux for me was getting off the ledge. Jul 11, 2014