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Days Of Our Lives T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
East Face (of the Hourglass) T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
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Type: Trad, 350 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 219 total · 2/month
Shared By: Tony B on Jun 11, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a difficult climb to describe in detail, as the line is indefinite and might climb almost anywhere on the face. The line you take will vary and be mostly be determined by finding the cleanest and driest rock rather than by what looks best at first. A few trees and cracks near said trees offer the best potential belays if you are roped up.

Location

Find the cleanest most singular path starting from the low end of the east face and head up the rock to the summit.

Protection

I dunno, really a light rack I guess. My only shot on this was a free solo downclimb from the top to the base on my way home from the Hippo Head.

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George Bell
Boulder, CO
 
George Bell   Boulder, CO
 
This face looks nice but is looser than your average Flatiron east face. Must have been scary to downclimb free solo, it was scary going up! Jun 12, 2007
Brian C.
Longmont, CO
  5.2
Brian C.   Longmont, CO
  5.2
This climb is pretty terrible. Neat summit though. Jun 1, 2014
Peter D Daniels
Denver, CO
  5.2
Peter D Daniels   Denver, CO
  5.2
Not enjoyable for me - both times. I will never climb this rock again. Oct 29, 2017
Page Weil
  5.4 PG13
Page Weil  
  5.4 PG13
Not sure about the other comments here, but I thought the climbing was fun and continuous. The rock is fragile in places, so you have to choose your holds carefully. I soloed this on a linkup with the Amoeboid, but like most Flatirons, I would put it at PG-13 or R. Aug 11, 2018

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