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Infidel, The T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Type: Trad, 350 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Jay Nelson and Bryan Ferguson in the mid eighties
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Shared By: Bryan Ferguson on May 20, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: We talked to the nice people at the Hidden Valley Dude Ranch and they kindly escorted accross the ranch. Details


Pitch one - Climb the 5.9+ slab protected by one 5/16th inch bolt that leads to the prominent double hand cracks.

Pitch two - Climb the double cracks (5.8) up into the right-facing dihedral.

Pitch three - ID the left-tending, rising traverse. Climb out of the dihedral onto the face protected by bolts. Then climb the thin crack and face holds (5.11) to gain the belay ledge.

Pitch four - Climb the beautiful 5.9 hand crack to the summit.


This is the prominent line close to the middle of the Infidel West Face.


Friends and nuts to 3 inch including a selection of micro stoppers. Bolts if you'd like to replace the old buttonheads.
Allen Hill
FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Allen Hill   FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Absolutely a brilliant line. It has everything for the South Platte climber; thin face, off width, fingers, and a wonderful hand crack to top it off. It really should be a considered a Platte classic. Needs new bolts. Also only one bolt on the first pitch. Serious pitch as it is now. Jul 13, 2009
Regarding bolts on The Infidel:
I understand replacing bolts with modern, safer bolts but please don't add bolts to the Infidel. I led the first and third pitches on-sight without pre-view and drilled each bolt (no power drill - all with hand brace and hammer) on lead without aid (Jay lead pitches two and four). The addition of bolts will alter the route in a way that will erase the spirit in which the route first was done. Aug 2, 2009

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