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Anti-Ego Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chicken Pie T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deception Gully T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just for Starters S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Knob Hill Ropest T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pot Belly T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pot Belly (left variation) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sloth Wall T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unnamed T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 140 ft, Grade II
FA: The Anderson Family
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Shared By: Dominic Albanese on Nov 5, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

Clip the first bolt and then make crux slab move. The climbing then eases and by the time you get into the sea of knobs enjoy the runout bolted 5.3 to the tree. The first move can be easily aided if necessary.

Location

The first route just right of the gully that separates the Pot Belly wall and the main Sloth Wall. I rapped off the tree with a single 50m into the gully,but had to do some downclimbing in the gully to get back to the base.

Protection

7 bolts to the tree rappel.
The bolts get spaced farther and farther apart as you get closer to the anchors but the climbing gets correspondingly easier.
Decent pine tree with reasonable slings at the top as of October 07.

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bmorris
 
bmorris  
 
Definitely worth starting low at the crack just to left of sloth wall for the start. Adds some spice if you only bring quickdraws and then moves to super fun run-out knob city.

One could easily walk up the left side, clip the bolt, and walk back down to the low start too. Oct 2, 2017
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
I counted 6 bolts but they're all where they need to be. First bolt protects the lone .10a move; second bolt protects 5.7 moves. A yellow Alien can be placed high in the final runout and a medium cam can be used down low, if one climbs the cracks to the first bolt. May 15, 2009