Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: P1 Bob Jasperson. P2 Gillett, Sullivan, and Crawford, 2002
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Shared By: J1. on Oct 5, 2010
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Pitch 1 - climb a short crack into the right-facing flake/dihederal, when it fades angle right toward the chains above the tree. 70 feet, 5.6.

Pitch 2 - move left into a nice crack and climb it, going around the roof above on the right. Continue with discontinous cracks and flakes and belay behind a large boulder. 60 feet, 5.7.

Downclimb/walkoff to the SE.


Follow the approach description for the Coliseum.

This route is to the left and kind of behind the Ionic Column route.


SR, chains at the end of P1, no anchors at the top.

Per Sarah K: there are new rap anchors on P2. A 70m rope just barely reaches the ground from the top.



The walkoff from the end of the 2nd pitch looks improbable, but apparently isn't that bad. When I did the route, I ended up going another 50 feet up an arete to a chossy ledge and traversed left to a tree to rap. This completely sucked. Don't do it. If you have any qualms about bushy, exposed downclimbs, you'll probably want to rap off after the first pitch. Oct 6, 2010
Lots of loose rock just past the roof moves. Careful. Apr 5, 2012
Amos Patrick
Estes Park
Amos Patrick   Estes Park
Fun route! Pitch 2 was pretty cool, but check your holds before yarding too hard. Too bad the walk off sucks so badly. I would be willing to install a bolted rap anchor at the top if I can get a blessing from the FAs. May 3, 2012
GBW: I've got no problem with you adding a rappel station at the end of pitch 2 if you can find a good location. I'm certain the other people involved in the 1st ascent wouldn't mind, either. You might want to budget some time clearing loose rock from the 2nd pitch to make sure pulling down the rope won't also pull down a bunch of rock. May 6, 2012
Lyons, CO
Dankasaurus   Lyons, CO
This is a really fun 5.7, thanks to Bernard Gillett and Co for putting it up. Do the "second" pitch...it's great (I led as one pitch). A rap station up high would really improve the route and reduce the erosion in the walk off gully. Aug 6, 2012
Hiro Protagonist
Hiro Protagonist   Colorado
Led this today, fun! Only did P1 since there are no rap anchors on P2. Aug 13, 2012
Jim Clarke
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Jim Clarke   Cottonwood Heights, UT
Warm up the early season "trad head" on this fun run, good gear and good moves on P2. Aug 10, 2014
Sarah K
Boulder, CO
Sarah K   Boulder, CO
There are new rap anchors on P2. A 70m rope just barely reaches the ground from the top. Apr 10, 2016
Loveland, CO
Mathias   Loveland, CO
Used the new rap anchors today. Thank you, whoever installed those. Apr 23, 2016
Dlent lent  
Loose/questionable rock but other than that fun. Jun 13, 2016
hunter konchan
hunter konchan   Colorado
Can be done as one pitch. There are rap rings at the top, but they are located in a odd spot to the left as you reach the summit. Rapping with 70m rope will put your tippy toes on the ground. Jun 23, 2016
Tim Kessel
Fort Collins
Tim Kessel   Fort Collins
Fun, cruiser route. 2nd pitch roof is fun to pull around. Be careful of loose blocks after roof though, plenty up top. May 2, 2017
Cary Gaynor
Cary Gaynor   Longmont,CO
Great 2 pitch crack climb, beware of several loose blocks near the top of the 2nd pitch. Oct 1, 2017