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Routes in Continental Crag

Bonsai T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Continental Breakfast T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Continental Drift T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Continental Soldier T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cougar Bait T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fuzzy Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last, But Not Least T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
On-Slot T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pangaea T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Plate Tectonics T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Primal Scream T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rift Of Consciousness T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
River of Deceit T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Welcome to Eldo T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whatever Pops Up Next T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whymper T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 90 ft Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Jason Hass & Tony Bubb, 6/15/2006
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Shared By: Tony B on Jun 15, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Continental Crag & Upper Rattlesnake Gulch Trail - Raptor closures Details
Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Named in keeping with the theme of the cliff but also for its availability as a warm-up, this is probably the best easy route on the cliff. It takes a light rack of cams and nuts and climbs better than it looks.

Start up the poorly protected but easy corner (5.5) to reach the first good gear and good ledges, continuing in the corner for quite some time. Good holds abound and appear just as needed. The grade goes up as you get further up, with a 5.9 crux just as you finish the corner and step up and right into the first of two diagonal cracks. Protect the first one and continue up to the second one, which will diagonal out and right at a 45 degrees with good jams for 4 meters to pop up on to the belay ledge at a fixed anchor as for Primal Scream.

Location

Just left of Primal Scream, this corner and crack system climbs up a shrinking, right-facing corner for 20 meters, then goes up and right though 2 successive (passing through the lower to the upper, as the crux) cracks to diagonal right to the anchors as for Primal Scream. The anchor is presently a good fixed hex and a bolt, with cord and a rapid link, set for the 100' rap.

Protection

Mixed set of cams from .75" to 3" and a set of nuts plus some slings (a few longer ones).

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
 
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
 
Glad someone is out getting on these things- especially you Jay- great to see you made it back into the game! Nov 6, 2012
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.8+
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.8+
We replaced the cord on the rap anchor on 6/21/2012. Sep 21, 2012