Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Scott Harris
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Shared By: camhead on Jun 25, 2008
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details


Some slabby face moves lead to a powerful undercling, then a BIG reach or deadpoint to the base of a beautiful, but short, arching fingercrack layback flake.

This route got an X in the original guidebook, although the crux is pretty protectable. The techy smears in the upper half make it a pretty heady lead, though.


On the front side of Motorboat Rock, between two moderate cracks.


stoppers, tcu's, and a red camalot for the bottom. For an anchor you can use a variety of cams from .75 camalot down to fingers sizes.


Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
Joshua Merriam   Boulder, CO
This route is by no means X rated

I led this in 2005 on 3 pieces of gear (hand size in the undercling, small cam and a stopper above, then whatever for anchor.) and no groundfall potential. just hard to place gear while laybacking. Jul 17, 2008
Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
Scott Harris did the FA, and yes, by todays standard it is not much of an X rated route. Still heady as you said and a great job by ya'll anyways. Jul 17, 2008
FT Carson
Nelson   FT Carson
Ya I placed a Green Ballnut after the fling for the upper crack. I would love to solo it. Apr 5, 2009
Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
Have someone shoot video when you do Nelson. Apr 5, 2009