Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 9,803 total · 67/month
Shared By: Guy H. on Jan 22, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route gets an extra star for the unique formation that you climb. The climbing is nothing special, but it is a good warm-up with exposure. Follow the sunny side of the formation until you angle to the right near the top.


The obvious free standing column.


8 bolts.
Spencer Anderson
Fort Collins, CO
Spencer Anderson   Fort Collins, CO
Did this route for the first time today and noticed that it had bolts on the right face (east). Did seem like I needed them when I lead the route. What are they for? Can you climb the right face, how hard is it? Apr 21, 2007
Brett Stiefken
Brett Stiefken   laporte
As is common up the Poudre, some new routes follow what where old routes, and I've been told the right face bolts are from an old aid route. Aug 3, 2007
mattnorville Norv  
The Scepter is a fun route with plenty of protection. All falls look fairly clean (I say "look" because I did not take any that day) and all the bolts are good. Nov 1, 2007
Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
Great views of all The Palace. Maybe a 10b. Sep 29, 2008
Great route and sweet moves! Scotty, great lead, man! Thought the view was amazing! 2 thumbs up! Sep 29, 2008
Conor O
Fort Collins, CO
Conor O   Fort Collins, CO
Very well-protected, amazing views, the crux is at a hard clipping spot. I thought this was 5.10b for sure it's harder for a 10. There is also a loose block that serves as a very good hold before a clip, so I imagine if it goes this will be a much harder route. Jan 6, 2017
Tim Kessel
Fort Collins
Tim Kessel   Fort Collins
What a cool route! Good movement, well-protected and what a summit, felt 10a/b. Get on this thing! Nov 21, 2017