Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 21, 2006 with updates from Riley James
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Start on a low angled face to the left of Pitch 1 of Trezlar and follow knobs and pockets to cleaner rock above . An areteish (is that a word) crux comes just below the anchor on excellent rock.


Left most sport climb on the crag


draws, 11 bolts and 2 hangers for the anchor.


Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
This is a fun route-- I just did it this morning. Great knob pulling! Sep 24, 2006
John Hayes
Bend, OR
John Hayes   Bend, OR
This is a fun climb for those breaking into harder 5.10 face climbing. It starts out at about 5.8 and steadily gets harder and steeper. The pro is safe and the last two or three moves are the only 5.10b/c moves on the climb. May 26, 2010
S. Eppes
Bend , OR
S. Eppes   Bend , OR
70 meter rope is needed to lower off Sep 15, 2013
another Chad
another Chad  
I found this to be a really cool route. On par with the other Mesa Verde classics. I've only ever done this route with a 60m rope though you will definitely want to tie a knot in the end (but you do that already anyway, right?!). The climber will need to swing left into the slot in order to touch ground....or use a 70m rope.

Chad Oct 21, 2013
mark kerns
denver, co
mark kerns   denver, co
i believe Mike Pujanus is the FA... Jul 6, 2015
did it yesterday. bolts and anchors loose or spinning. most nubbins split or broken. still, good heady smith fun. don't bring your 3 year-olds to this area:-) landings all eroded and slippery. Jun 8, 2017
Agree that a 60M rope is fine. It's quite easy to swing uphill a bit in order to reach ground. I'd also note that this route is slightly tricky to clean anchors on. There are only two rap hangers (as of 10/1/2017), no additional chains or rap rings. Obviously you should NOT lower through the rap hangers. So someone new to cleaning should know to expect to have to get your personal pro on the same two hangers that the toprope anchor is on, and also that the rope will have to go through. Again, 60M rope was fine for cleaning. Oct 2, 2017
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
Tiffany Samson   Seattle, WA
Pretty blah for the first half. First bolt is far but easy slab to get to. Nubbin after nubbin after nubbin. Then you get an awesome no hands rest spot before climbing the thinner face. After 2 bolts of that, you can use the arete all the way to the top, which is fun, or climb the face. Stars given for the arete and the length of climb - 70m rope gets you down to the base on rappel. If you can't get enough of Smith nubbins, this route is for you. Ok for warm-up. But not a climb you’d come to a wall for if it’s the only one. Luckily there are good climbs nearby. More like a 10b compared to other Smith climbs. Apr 30, 2018