All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Ca… > Beige Tube Area… > Ironing Board Slabs (…
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|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Al Simons/James Barnum|
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|Shared By:||allen simons on Sep 14, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Start at a slab under a line of 7 bolts. Climb up the center of the slab on pink granite past 3 bolts (5.7) to a lip and a roof/bulge. Pull the bolt protected roof (5.6) to a good stance. Climb the center of the upper slab past the three remaining bolts. The climbing gets progressively more difficult from that point as you go up, culminating in a 10a move, that is also well protected. A couple more moves get you to the top.
Big T Canyon. Park on south side of road in paved pullout 0.6 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube. Walk back east down the road 75 yards, and fourth class up the side of the road heading east toward the obvious granite slabs on the hill side. [Otherworld] is another 50 yards up. Left of the larger slabs are multiple ribs of granite with rotten chossy blocks in between them. Otherworld is the lowest left Rib.
7 bolts. 2 bolt anchor at the top. NOTE: The anchor is placed in a buried boulder that has been the spot of many rappels from slings that were wrapped around it in the past. One doubled rope rappel to the bottom or continue up to other routes. Descent- from any of the upper slab or rib climbs work down (3rd/4th) class to a central gully with a 30 foot drop to the road. Rappel anchors to the road are located on the east side of the gully.