Avg: 2.8 from 41 votes
Routes in The Coliseum
|Gladiator T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Handcrack-a-rete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hollow Man T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Ionic Column T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lion's Face, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Lost in Time T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Planetary Pull T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Unleash The Lions T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Vrainavore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Wrinkle in Time T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||B. Gillett & C. Hill, 2002|
|Page Views:||444 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Aug 12, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis has great climbing, if this is your sort of thing. The crux is edging on a limited number of small holds, so it is all about balance and control... and edging shoes.
Climb up the moderate corner to a ledge, protecting with whatever gear you feel like tossing in. This is not the crux of the climb.
Continue up to clip 2 bolts easily, then start into thinner territory. Step up into harder climbing and clip the 3rd bolt, then the difficulty starts in earnest. Clip the 4th bolt and go left (cleaner) or right (easier) through the crux and up to the top of the arete. No way is secure, but both are safe. Height and face climbing skills both matter here. Wear edging shoes as well!