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Routes in 5. Main Face

Blue Angel T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Blue Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Franny's Folly T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Intertwine T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Karen's Folly T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Outersite T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Post Road (aka Black Route) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Smoky TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Summer Wishes T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thin Line T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
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Type: Trad, TR, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: jeremyadams on Jan 6, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

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One of the 5.8 jewels of Crow Hill, Intertwine is a popular fingers-to-hands crack that protects well and challenges both leaders and topropers. Begin by working up a corner or by protecting in the corner and moving up the blunt right arete to the short ledge at the base of the right-trending diagonal crack. The crack leads to a ledge, where a chain around a thread can be backed up for an anchor. EDIT: it is reported that a 2-bolt anchor has been installed.

Rappel, top out (easiest to the right, medium and hard by other routes), or TR a variety of nearby routes from the ledge.


This is on the left side of the main face, it is easily spotted by its characteristic right-leaning crack.


Nuts and cams.


Steve Marr
Colorado Springs, CO
Steve Marr   Colorado Springs, CO
Great climb that protects well, especially at the crux. It looks easier than it is, and the crux moves are stout (like all of the other climbs at Crow Hill), but very well protected. The hand jams at the top of the crack can be a little slick. Jan 12, 2007
Jason Antin
Golden, CO
Jason Antin   Golden, CO
Super protected - a set of nuts are all you need! Aug 10, 2009
Watertown, MA
cjdrover   Watertown, MA
Very good stuff. Some interesting, well protected moves ending with a somewhat more burly finish. Apr 19, 2010
Worcester, MA
JD1984   Worcester, MA
Classic! One of the best 5.8s in the state! Jun 11, 2012
There is now a 2 bolt anchor. May 22, 2013
S. Neoh  
Finally and well-deserved.
This route holds a special place in my heart; it is my first trad lead ever (WAY too many years ago). May 22, 2013
B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
@S. Neoh Burly choice for a first trad lead! I'm impressed. I found this surprisingly pumpy for what it looked like from below, though everything was pretty dirty (read: slippery) today in the jam department. Nov 2, 2013
S. Neoh  
Thanks. I think I was too green to realize what I had gotten myself into! That said, I think I might have done it on TR two times before I went to lead it on my 30th birthday. I had bought myself a #2 Camalot to plug and was so happy to place it for the 1st time on this climb (in the "pod"). I think some of the gear I placed would have held a fall. I had the "death grip" going the whole way up though. LOL. Nov 2, 2013
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
Very nice climb. Wish it was longer. Felt pretty tame for 5.8, definitely not a sandbag. Jul 30, 2018
Worcester, MA
JD1984   Worcester, MA
Certainly soft when you compare it to the other “5.8s” here. Karen’s, Diagonal, Ladybug, Thin Line, and of course Tarzan are all considerably harder. Sep 23, 2018

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