Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Mike Cichon
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Shared By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

The crux is pretty obvious, in the middle! This is a classic, good, and easy warm up. It was led free on rope solo. Really fun.

Location

This is just right of Hammerhead and left of the bolted "Old Man and the Sea".

Protection

One set of cams from yellow Alien to #3 Camalot. Leads to a new chain anchor shared with Sea Robin, Hammerhead, and the left version of Old Man and the Sea.

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Brett Brotherton
Arvada, CO
 
Brett Brotherton   Arvada, CO
 
Fun crack line with a nice mix, starts out thin hands and goes to fingers, up top you I chose to use both the splitter hand crack and the finger crack. Nov 28, 2010
Don Morris
Golden, CO
 
Don Morris   Golden, CO
 
Mike Cichon has been climbing for years, and keeps an old school ethic. All his climbs are ground up on lead, using a hand drill for bolting. Bolts will only be found at the anchors and where pro is too difficult to safely place. I think of Mike's climbs as true testpieces. They are hard and when solved rewarding. If you want to experience climbs Layton Kor, John Bachar, and other hard men and women would be proud of, give them a try. Bring your mental game as well as your strength and skill. You will need it. If you are susceptible to whining about ratings, then Mike's climbs are not for you. Degree of difficulty is not about ego, but the challenge that lays before you. Nov 28, 2010
plantmandan
Brighton, CO
  5.9
plantmandan   Brighton, CO
  5.9
This is a fantastic route! There are great hand jams and finger locks throughout. It also requires some balancing acts in the middle. Dec 12, 2010
Garrett R.
Colorado
 
Garrett R.   Colorado
 
A really good crack line. Add some more length and it would be a classic. Plenty of solid gear to be had, as well. May 2, 2011
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
5.10-
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
5.10-
There are 2 hidden holds in the middle section. 10-. May 28, 2014
I broke a huge jug off yesterday. Will only make it harder to those who can't hand jam. Apr 22, 2016