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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft (91 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Unknown any information would be appreciated.|
|Page Views:||391 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||John Korfmacher on May 30, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Per Bob Siegrist: as of 6/11/20, the parking areas are no longer blocked off. RMNP is open.
Per Matt B: this area is currently closed to all visitors due to temporary RMNP closures. The entire parking area is blocked off. Please do not threaten access to this area by climbing during this closure to all visitors.
P1: Pull over a small bush, and climb the high-quality, right-facing dihedral. A sturdy-looking cable provides a rap station at the top of the pitch. 5.7, ~90-100 feet.
P2: Ease right around the corner above the belay, then up a steep, well-featured face. After a few moves, traverse right on a lichenous slab to gain a shallow, left-facing corner. Pull over a modest bulge (5.8), and continue up the steep face and corner for another 50 feet or so. Set a cramped but very scenic belay under a roof.
P3: Tiptoe out onto an airy face and pass the roof to the left (5.7+). Continue up the face (5.6-5.7), traversing left as necessary to stay on easy gound. The rock here is somewhat crumbly. Climb an easy right-facing corner and belay on the summit. 100 feet. Beware of loose rock. Take in the truly awesome view of RMNP: everything from Mt. Meeker to Signal Mountain.
Possible Variations: The wide crack above the first belay looks possible. It would take big gear and would probably go at about 5.9. The roof above the second belay can be done directly on the left via a hand crack (about 5.9) or on the right by a difficult-looking offwidth (5.10?). There is also an old fixed pin above the first belay, but the terrain above is not known.
Descent is per Grey Slab description.