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La Primera Vez

5.10c, Sport, 70 ft,  Avg: 2.7 from 13 votes
FA: Kara Durland
Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Rd > N End

Description

This is a top-notch moderate that would warrant classic status if the bottom were half as good as the top.

Begin up prickly black stone, using the flake as needed to reach a stance at a crack. Work up and left along broken rock to a small ledge below the steeper headwall. Attack the wall initially with the help of a diagonaling groove, before ultimately making hero pulls between stellar incut huecos. The technical crux hits just above the last bolt.

Location

On the far left end of The North End, this is the first route left of the impressive "Heaven" wall (a white wall with routes piercing impressive roofs). The route begins up on a grassy ledge.

Protection

~8 bolts to 2 BA.

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LPV from the trail.
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The unimpressive lower half of La Primera Vez.
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[Hide Comment] Kara Durland for the FA. Sep 3, 2013