Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Tod Anderson
Page Views: 1,932 total · 12/month
Shared By: Paul Heyliger on Mar 16, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the left side of Crimpfest, there is a large flake-roof that forms part of several routes on this part of the wall. Season Opener attacks the central portion of this roof. It is the fourth route from the left and just left of the obvious right-facing flake on Dave's Dilema. Power over the initial bulge on decent holds (11b) and move up on beautiful flakes to engage the thinner and steeper crux (11c). The route then eases off to typical 5.10 Crimpfest climbing, with only a puzzling bulge (that could use more traffic) giving pause.

As with nearly every route on this wall, well worth doing.

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12-14 draws only.

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FCJohn
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11c
FCJohn   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11c
This is a great route. The first crux, bulge, mantle move was fairly straight forward and the route had a few mid 11 cruxes up high on the roof. Its fun sustained climbing all the way until the top! Do this route! Jun 8, 2009
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.11c
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.11c
3 very distinct cruxes on this one to test yourself on. The first bulge/roof is in your face, and finesse will prevail. Thankfully it is a very well-protected fall if you botch it here. Crimp cranking followed shortly after and then a final awkward bulge to test your route reading abilities. Apr 30, 2018