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Routes in 5. Iron Side Wall

Baby Doe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baby Rex S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Cloud S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Climax S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Glory Hole S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Last Chance S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Molly Brown S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
One Thin Line S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Prospector S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Dawn S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rimpelstilskin S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Silver Dollar S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Spindrift S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Twin Flakes S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: W. Peterson, L. Hadfield, 1992
Page Views: 359 total · 2/month
Shared By: DavidHH on Sep 4, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Follow 8 bolts up a steep left angling dihedral. I found this route to be very pumpy with the crux coming up high between the 6th and 7th bolt. Once the 8th bolt is clipped, I actually had to step down a few feet to a decent ledge and keep traversing left for about 10' and then up to reach the anchors. This may have not been the correct way but going up and over seemed a bit desperate for 10b. Rappel with 1 60m to the ground. Enjoy!


This route is located on the Ironside wall of Monitor Rock. Once you reach the wall from the approach trail on the west side of Monitor Rock head left which goes uphill. The wall starts just past some very large boulders where a talus field begins. This is the 2nd route to the climbers left from Prospector.


8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor with chains. The 2nd bolt has a chain hanging down from it.
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
This climb is very fun. Steep and on positive holds I thought the crux was at the last bolt, as the climbing becomes inobvious but still steep. Stay right at the last bolt. Jul 6, 2009
Boulder, CO
Lyn   Boulder, CO
A really fun route! The route seems rather consistent- no distinct crux, just big hold, outdoor pumpy 'gym' climb. I don't recommend the second 3 bolt .9 pitch, but if you do it- don't run two together- the drag is extreme! Aug 22, 2009
Jeff Welch
Denver, CO
Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
Finishing directly over the bulge at the last bolt is still 10b, is more fun, and avoids the possibility of a pendulum lead fall. Finishing around left of the bulge is probably safer for topropers. Jul 13, 2010

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