All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > Palisade Mountain > Jungle Wall
We Got Fun and Games
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jason Seaver, Jim Belcer, 2-4-2006|
|Page Views:||325 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||jason seaver on Feb 19, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionExcellent 2 pitch route with a moderate first pitch on bullet stone, an exciting crux pitch 2, and quality crack-climbing throughout.
From the start (in the splitter through a bulge just right of the horizontal pine tree) head straight up the beautiful slab linking left-facing, corner features and cracks before angling left, before the biggish roof. This leftward traverse gains access to the BIG, left-facing, corner system that leads to the BIG roof in the center of the cliff. Belay on the slab left of the big corner.
From the belay, climb the big, left-facing, corner through the big roof (easier than it looks). Above this roof is a slab. Angle left across the slab to a pair of twin cracks that split the vertical wall above. Unfortunately they don't extend all the way down to the slab. This gap presented the mental crux for me. Get some RPs in the bottom of the cracks, and climb up into the one on the right. After the crack slabs out and turns into a right facing corner, follow it up to a bulging flake crack on the left wall of the dihedral. Crank out this bulge to another slab with a crack in it. Follow the crack to an easy leaning corner and the topout.
Descend by scrambling off to the East.