Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Heyliger, Jones, 2007
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 21, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This follows a line of well-placed bolts through some fun holds to a blocky finish and nice anchors.

More interesting and rewarding climbing than its neighbors, Gates offers some fun movement on good holds. The finish offers a couple different options. The more difficult of the two (in case you can't feel around for the easy way) is probably 5.8.


This is left of Lunch Bucket Crack.


5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor w/ chains.

It is a bit runout between the last bolt and the anchors. Bring a #2 Camalot to protect the final moves if you're so inclined.


Ryan Barlow
Ryan Barlow  
This is a fun route, more challenging and more fun for experienced climbers that the lunchbucket crack. I lead climbed it, and there was some runout between bolts near the top, but I was able to do it while feeling safe. Maybe not a good climb for people just starting to lead climb though. While on the rock I was always able to find some sort of hold, even if I just had to look for a little bit, making it almost like a scavenger hunt! Good clean rock the whole way. Nov 17, 2011
Fort Collins, CO
  5.8 PG13
AJ-Johnson   Fort Collins, CO
  5.8 PG13
The first bolt is a little way up, so you might want to stick clip it. I scrambled up the rock to the left and shimmied out to get the first clip. Mar 22, 2016
Andy Nelson
Fort Collins, Colorado
Andy Nelson   Fort Collins, Colorado
Fun route - start is all there from the ground, just on small edges. The route is a bit more sustained than some of its neighbors. Yet you can still get a good rest before committing to the chains. May 28, 2016
Tim Kessel
Fort Collins
Tim Kessel   Fort Collins
Sustained and good movement. May 2, 2017