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West Face [Babyhorn] TR V-easy 3
Type: TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jun 30, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a nice, non-intimidating slab introduction for kids in the 3-6 year range. My oldest daughter liked it so much she did it 3 times as her first true rock climb at age 5 & my youngest did it twice at 3 1/2. Perhaps all of 30 feet. 1 bolt on top to belay, so I'd recommend a belay from above (great for high fives or hugs). Note, in the direct sun of summer the rock can heat up for tender fingers. There is a little NE face under some branches offering a bit of shade with 5.4 climbing if they want to add a bit more technical difficulty (oldest one did that on the next turn). Bigger kids could challenge themselves with the 5.7 20 foot W face or the 5.9 SW face. There are even a few variations to the right of the 5.9 face checking in about 5.8 for taller kids.

Protection

Guess you could put pro in, but there is one bolt on top.
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
 
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
 
Sitting on top of this rock belaying my older 2 kids today, I was thinking that there is only 1 bolt/hanger but 2 holes drilled on top of this rock. It might be worthy of an application to the newly-formed Flatirons Fixed Hardware Committee to add a bolt/hanger to the bolt hole on top of this rock. Especially, in light of the probability most folks climbing on this rock are likely to be kids and bolts have been known to succumb to corrosion or stress. What do y'all think? Addendum: it has been updated. May 4, 2003