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Consolation Prize T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
East Face T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Type: Trad, 350 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 143 total, 1/month
Shared By: Mike McMahon on Sep 29, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Location

From the Royal Arch trail, climb over Hammerhead, or from Sentinel Pass, hike west past Hammerhead. Hike roughly 100 yards uphill from here and look for a grungy formation in the woods.

Description

Initially, this climb appears marginal... at best. The first few feet of the formation are heavily covered in lichen, moss, and pine needles. However, this formation is actually quite a bit longer than it initially appears, and the upper climbing is considerably better. I wouldn't go out of my way for this one, but it certainly provides a different route to Green Mountain Pinnacle or Challenger.

I found the best climbing on the right (north) side of the formation. The exposure here (to the north) is actually quite a bit greater than one would expect, as the ground drops off steeply below. The face here is full of several horizontal cracks, reminiscent of the fifth(?) pitch of The First.

Directly below the summit is a final headwall. Staying directly on the northern crest of the formation might become problematic at 5.0 here, so I traversed a few feet left. Roach suggests the headwall is simplest and only 4th Class in the center. Climb west for 25 feet or so to the surprisingly small summit.

Note: clearly, this face sees little activity as many holds are loose and still lichen covered. I personally broke a few flakes.

Descent: scramble 20 feet southwest to hiking territory, negotiating a pretty gnarly looking fin. A dead tree is leaning up against the back of the formation, but I wouldn't trust it!

Protection

Standard rack.

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Peter D Daniels
Denver, CO
  5.0
Peter D Daniels   Denver, CO
  5.0
Agreed - this is pretty fun route. The roofs are a hoot and don't feel super exposed to me. It's a nice one to add once you're solid on routes like Freeway and Front Porch E Face Ctr. Sep 26, 2017
Long Ranger
Boulder, Colorado
Long Ranger   Boulder, Colorado
The roofs you need to negotiate are actually really fun with good holds if you search. Grab the holds, paste your feet up high, and commit! Oct 20, 2016
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.3
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.3
This route starts like the picture would imply, but once past the trees is a great route on great rock. Dec 5, 2014