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Routes in Camp Bird Mine Rd/Mountain Rescue Cache Crag

Falling Apart at the Seams T,S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Instant Crusher aka The Mississippi Two-Step S,TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Just Another Roadside Attraction T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kids in the Candy Store T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Natural Selection T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Needful Things T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Marc Beverly
Page Views: 1,049 total, 8/month
Shared By: Marc Beverly on Jul 31, 2006
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start off the ground with some powerful cruxy moves on well protected climbing. The climb is fairly sustained thereafter, but with good rests, on nice horizontal holds.

This route follows high quality, natural line trending slightly left. This is a great climb for those wanting to push their skills to the next level.

The route was established during a guide's course and named after a Jeeping accident caused by spontaneous rock fall near the Skylight ice climbing area.


Drive to the Ice Park (Camp Bird Mine Rd) and park at the first major switchback past the Mountain Rescue Cache on the right and the CDOT building on the left. Follow the chain link fence to the right of the powder house to the south (uphill) and follow a trail to the left where the fence ends to a rhodenite outcrop about 20m from the fence. The climb faces north and begins near a low-angled slab to the left of the climb.


Bolts, 2 bolt anchor. You can walk off the back / TR easily.


Justin Putnam
Justin Putnam  
It was first nicknamed "The Mississippi Two-Step" by the great climber Annie Whitehouse. She called it this because there were a group of up and coming, strong young climbers from Mississippi who pretty much ruled this crag. Inspired by stories of the legendary and nearly mythical local strongman/bad ass Bill MacTiernan, these youngsters spent countless days at the Roadside crag, testing themselves on the stout quartzite lines, and eventually mercilessly wiring them into their permanent muscle memory. The movement on Mississippi Two-Step is just that. Make a little move, dance your feet up, make another move, tip toe up some more, etc. Also, "Instant Crusher" is arguably the dorkiest name for a climb, especially a good one, of all time. ;) May 22, 2011
Bryan Gilmore
New England
Bryan Gilmore   New England
If this route was FA'd by Marc Beverly and he entered it into and he says the name is "Instant Crusher", why do you say it is also called "The Mississippi Two-Step"? Just wondering. Nov 21, 2010
Justin Putnam
Justin Putnam  
This route is also known as "The Mississippi Two-Step". Aug 8, 2010