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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
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When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
For up to date closures visit: nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Sundance Buttress Closure Added Other Closures Removed Or Continued
To Protect Nesting Raptors in RMNP
Each yr to protect raptor nesting sites, RMNP officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge & Sheep Mountain areas of the park. To enable wildlife managers to gather info and ensure that raptors can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season.
Due to raptor nesting activity, Sundance Buttress in the Lumpy Ridge area has been added to the closure areas. The following sites will remain temporarily closed until further notice - Alligator Rock, Twin Owls, Rock One, Sheep Mountain, & now Sundance Buttress. These closures include all climbing, approach and descent routes for the indicated formations on all sides of those formations.
The following closures have been lifted - Batman Rock, Batman Pinnacle, Checkerboard Rock, Lightning Rock, Thunder Buttress, No Name and Parish. The National Park Service is committed to preserving birds of prey. The same cliffs that attract raptors also appeal to climbers. The cooperation of climbing organizations and individuals is essential to the successful nesting of raptors in the park.
Public Information Officer/Management Specialist
(970) 586-1363 nps.gov/romo facebook.com/RockyNPS
Pitch 2. Climb up and right to gain the gaping left-facing, left-leaning wide crack which parallels Precipitation's 2nd pitch. Climb this feature to where it takes a hard left under a roof/overlap and belay there, at a decent stance, 5.10-.
Pitch 3. Just a short little pitch. Undercling left out the crack under the big roof. Belay when you regain Precipitation, at a stacked-block stance, just down and left of a little roof crack, 5.11.
Pitch 4. This is Precipitation's 3rd pitch. Climb out the little roof crack up and right of the belay. Once established on the slab above, climb the left-hand crack through perfect stone to a two bolt belay, 5.10-.
Rappel twice with 2 ropes.
Some linkage of the pitches is possible, but the belays I described work well for eliminating rope-drag and maintaining visual contact.