Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Charlie Bentley and Pete Takeda
Page Views: 1,120 total · 9/month
Shared By: Aeon Aki on Oct 26, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Just when you think you're solid on 5.11 at Rifle, you come across this route. Technically the climbing is low-end 5.11, but when you're looking at 20+ foot whippers if you blow the crux, it somehow feels a bit stiff at the grade. However, this route offers "good climbing on great rock" and is well worth climbing if you're in the neighborhood.

Location

This is the next route right of Philanthropy.

Protection

Bolts but not as many as you'd like.

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Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
This is a good route with excellent rock, but it tends to be covered in dirt most of the time, which significantly detracts from the experience. The climbing is relatively weird a la Ivory Tower & most of the other routes on this part of the cliff. To keep the grade in the 5.11 range, it's necessary to weave a great deal to either side of the bolt line. I didn't find it to be runout by old school standards. Probably not the best warm-up. Oct 18, 2009
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
 
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
 
I tried to warm up on this and found it to be... well... not the best gentle entrance into a day of climbing at Rifle. It was covered with a thin film of dust and required pulling hard moves when you were looking at a biggish fall. Very wandery. This route is maybe good for the 11/12 climber looking to do something between burns on other routes on the wall. Jan 9, 2014
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
 
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
 
Rebolted with new glue-ins. A few bolts must have been added as it didn't feel any more runout than any other Rifle 5.11. Oct 12, 2016