Stickin' it to the Man
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|Type:||Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Grog & Unk (11,000 B.C.)|
|Page Views:||900 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||J. Fox on Mar 4, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
State Park@SEMICOLON@ Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
State Park@SEMICOLON@ Fee Required Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $5 (2007) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park.
DescriptionThis route, while not evidently on Tremont Mountain, rests just above Kriley Pond off of CO-46 within the park. The approach is literally only ~3 minutes from the parking lot.
Climb ledges and then into a dirty gully that holds lots of bushes and old beer cans, scramble up a 4th class or maybe low 5th move to the base of the route.
From here you'll be able to see the bolts down low to your right. Climb the nice crack up out of the gulley and to the right of a huge pinnacle/flake. The crack here gets better, steeper, but is filled with grass and dirt. Bring your pruning shears! You'll have steep slab to your right w/o much for the feet. It can be run out if you can't clean all the grass for your cams from the crack.
Near the top of this section, the crack bends to nearly horizontal to your right but(!), here you have two more options (I went right on gear to keep the route easy for me), you can either go straight up the slab and clip bolts, or climb the crack above you which looked in the .10+ category to me on gear, or climb this crack and clip the bolts...yeah, it's a nice crack with bolts! D'oh!
I went right and turned into an alcove. Belay from here as rope drag will make it impossible to continue.
P2: From the belay climb up and out an offwidth chimney for 15' onto easier ground, broken ledges. Walk off to the east.