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Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Armor All T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blue Moon T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Columeister T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Column Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Column, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fallen Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fancy Dancer T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Good Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jammermeister T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Organic TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Piece of Cake T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Piece of Pie T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pink Pants Delight (unknown) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rose Bush T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Station 62 T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ian Harmon on May 22, 2006
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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This is a fairly sustained climb for the first two-thirds and then the climbing eases up a bit and the crack widens. This route protects very well over its entire length. Closed for a number of years because the rock is slowing migrating outward. This may have made the route harder. It certainly felt more like a 5.8 than a 5.7 to me, but this could just be because of its sustained nature. Re-opened as of Fall 2005.
  • RCM&W #42, p.165.


Piece of Cake is the prominent crack on the right side of the large rectangular block first visible upon entering the Minnesota strip.


Nuts, Cams, Hexes. The bottom takes medium sized stuff (large nuts to small hexes). The top takes larger stuff. Standard top rope setup with extra webbing (60 ft should more than cover it.) The rock is somewhat broken toward the edge of the cliff and the best placements are a ways back from the top of the cliff.
Great warm up route or route for the whole family to climb. Long and continuous but not difficult. Sep 16, 2013
Chase Roskos
Golden, CO
Chase Roskos   Golden, CO
Again, this climb is a locally a 5.7, but would be 5.8 pretty much everywhere else. Oct 24, 2010
Caught my first leader fall on this route in 1976. A finger sized stopper and my hip belay was all that was between my partner's good health and the ground. It was also one of my first leads. May 29, 2008