Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: George Harr and William Dixon, September 1957
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Feb 25, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route isn’t as classic as Left Ski Track, but it has some interesting sections. To start, climb up the right crack (5.7) to a belay halfway up. Pitch 2 goes up a right-leaning jam crack (5.7) to a bolt, then right and down (crux) across a face and up to a steep, left-facing flake. Struggle up into a chimney position and continue up to a belay on the Left Ski Track route. Pitch 3 (5.6) goes up Left Ski Track to the top.

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include some larger pieces (up to 4 inches) for the flake

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+
This is a great moderate crack and I agree it mostly goes at 5.7 but the crux moves on the slab traverse were real dicey and I love slab. I'd say that slab section is 9+ Jul 20, 2007
AstroDood
his mind
AstroDood   his mind
I like 'ole Zewski's take on 'er.. Jan 31, 2014
Tradiban  
 
Total contrivance. I clipped the bolt and looked up on glorious jugs, under clings to the off-width corner, OR I could have done the actual 5.9 part by traversing down and right on some gnar slab. Why? Either way it's just a small variant of Left Ski Track. Feb 20, 2014
How can you call something "contrived" that follows the natural line and, was put up in 1957 with a hammer, soft iron pins and crummy shoes? Feb 21, 2014
Tradiban  
 
Because it doesn't follow the natural line. The natural line would be the path of least resistance, that's what I did at about 5.8. The traverse deliberately goes a different direction. Feb 22, 2014