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Type: Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches
FA: Bill Schmausser, Andy Kovats
Page Views: 1,030 total · 8/month
Shared By: Bill Schmausser on May 30, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Most parties do the first three bolted pitches (10+,10b,10b), which are fantastic, rapping station to station before the crux roof fist crack on the fourth pitch. If you are inclined to take several #4-5 cams up here, it's fun to go all the way up. 5th pitch checks in at 10b, all draws.
Rap Riders.


Start up the face on a very large flake leaning against the wall, almost in the center of the main wall. It is about 70-80 feet left of Riders in the Sky.


Pitches 1-3: 14 draws. Pitch 4: gear to 5 inches. 2 60m ropes are necessary for the descent raps.


Colorado springs
SammyJ   Colorado springs
P1 is longer than 100'. A 70m will barely get your partner back to the high belay ledge if setting up a TR. Jul 10, 2017
rob bauer
Golden, CO
rob bauer   Golden, CO
This route starts ONLY 35 feet left of Riders in the Sky. (70-80 feet puts you on Bill's Route [project, according to photo]. So, it's maybe instructive to read my tale.

I started up Bill's Route by mistake. (I didn't even look for another line of bolts, just started 80 feet left of Riders in the Sky.) Did the first 2 pitches: P1 only 100', P2 was <100'. From there I confirmed my mistake and clipped a bolt or 2 (bolt line heads left) and traversed right via an airy hand ledge to the correct prow. I did clip an old 1/4" bolt on the way and the last bolt to the anchors at the top of P2 on I'd Love a Cigar, 75'. Did the correct P3, which is nice. On P4 there's 1 bolt on the way to the hand/fist/ow crack in the roof. A #3 Camalot would be perfect (not that I had one; 4 Friend poorly/barely fits from below). I flailed. Long sleeves may have helped, but I needed a ladder. I think a foot hold has broken off at the lip down left of the crack, and one seems to be broken under the roof, but I just couldn't do it. (I'm not claiming it's a sandbag, 11a is about my limit, and this one was too awkward for me; I'm 5'8" if it matters.) So, I traversed left to Jacob's Ladder and had no problem with that, maybe 10c/d? with lots of bolts. You end up at the same belay, right over that crack in the roof. (I don't remember any rope drag.) I belayed my partner with the trail line to minimize the pendulum risk. It's a short pitch if you can do the roof. [Next time I might look into that U-shaped gully directly above the belay, right of the crack; looks like a #3 Camalot would go at the base and a few stems would get you back into balance, but I forgot to scope it out on the way down. It would need cleaning.] Anyhow, the last pitch is 10b as advertised. (We did P1 afterwards and topped out in the rain, 110'.) Aug 6, 2007
bw 4257  
Just to clarify, to continue above p3 you only need 2 or 3 cams and not a whole rack up to 5". I placed a #3 at the lip of the roof and a #5 a bit above, otherwise it's all bolts. Jul 16, 2007

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