Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: T. Kuss
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Shared By: Tim Kuss on Jun 14, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start by climbing the gamble oak leaning against the rock. Step on to rock, traversing right to corner/arete. This shares the first four bolts with Hysteria (12b) which forks off left from the ledge.


This is 50 feet north of waterfall - look for the oak tree start.


Twelve bolts, lower from the anchor 30m.


Tim Kuss
Durango, CO
Tim Kuss   Durango, CO
This route goes through some of the softest looking rock in the area, but it offers excellent gymnastic movement and a nice steep angle with many pockets and huecos! Jun 14, 2009
e Dixon
Durango, Colorado
e Dixon   Durango, Colorado
The new bolts off the tree are nice. Don't need gear anymore. Agreed that some of the rock is soft, but it is some fun climbing. Jun 6, 2011
ozman   CO / NM
We climbed up to the belay ledge from "Awakening" which is the left trending traverse from the Waterfall area. Great idea if you don't like climbing trees as part of the route. This second pitch is GREAT. Probably high 10s or super easy 11. If you're up there, you gotta do this second pitch. Jun 15, 2011
Bayfield, CO
Harold   Bayfield, CO
Looks like you converted to the dark side, bro. Nov 30, 2012
Haywood Jeublowme
Cortez, CO
Haywood Jeublowme   Cortez, CO
Harold - why do you always have to be so negative?? WTF? East Animas is anything BUT the dark side! Dec 9, 2012
Devin Fin
Devin Fin   DURANGO
+1 for the ladder. The tree should not die for the fun of the climbing community...some nails, hammer, saw... what about a wood ladder? I think it would look better then another dead tree? I don't know a stick clip an a lil tugging on the rope would get you to the same spot right? I will build the ladder... "I took wood shop". LOL Apr 22, 2013
chewy976 Kleinert
Durango, CO
chewy976 Kleinert   Durango, CO
Found a pair of Sportivas at the base of this climb recently. Email me if they are yours.
Matthewkleinert@gmail.com Aug 27, 2015
John Hayes II
John Hayes II  
I enjoyed climbing the tree. It is dead. When it collapses or degrades to the point of being unclimbable, then some kind of ladder installation would be AWESOME!

Otherwise, really fun, varied, and exciting climbing. Aug 29, 2018