Type: Trad, 165 ft
FA: Ken Trout, Brian Hansen, and Paul Frank, 1984
Page Views: 902 total · 7/month
Shared By: Ken Trout on Nov 23, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


After hearing that a leader fall had pulled the third bolt, it seemed good to get this route on Mountain Project.

The name was a dig at the "overbolted" Topo Oceans. (Of course, now I'm hard pressed to get up Topo.)


It is labeled as route "N" on the topo photo.


Some larger BD steel nuts and long slings help getting to the first belay. Comments indicate new bolts are now in place.


Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
Brilliant climbing. The sequences were so improbable... I can't believe they worked! This route really kept me on my toes, and the rock quality is superb. I enjoyed it more than Topographical Oceans. Nice work, Ken! Jan 28, 2018
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
  5.11a PG13
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
  5.11a PG13
Short folks (5'7" and under), beware! After the 5.7 first anchor, you traverse hard right you gain a big ledge. The bolt off of the ledge is very difficult/impossible to clip from the comfy stance if you are short. You'll have to do a hard move to make the clip, which, if you blew it, would result in a slab whipper of epic proportions, possibly sending you down to the low angled slab below. Bring a long, stiff draw to help with the reach, or get psyched! Tall folks, just do that tall thing that you do, and don't worry about it.

Cool route...when linked into Topo and Bolts To Somwhere, it makes for a fine outing. Nov 10, 2018