Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bob Robertson, Bob D'Antonio, and Larry Kledzik, Fall of 1982.
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Shared By: mountainmicah83 on Nov 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

After securing your belayer to the second large eyebolt on Tourist Gully, begin the climb up thin, hollow, flaky, Garden-type slab climbing to a small bulge near the second piton. From there, you can progress over the bulge straight through or do a funky right layback. A few more 5.9 moves will get you to the last bolt before a scary runout left traverse to the anchors. Don't be scared.... It's not as bad as it sounds (as long as you don't fall).

Location

Off of the Tourist Gully, this is the first route to the left of Skip It or Clip it, which is the obvious line of pitons every few feet.

Protection

A handful of QDs is all you need for the 6 drilled pins. There is a fixed anchor at the top that is in good shape for Garden standards.

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mountainmicah83
Colorado Springs
  5.9+
mountainmicah83   Colorado Springs
  5.9+
If you have a photo or info on the FA, please share. Nov 3, 2010
Bosier Parsons
Colorado Springs, CO
Bosier Parsons   Colorado Springs, CO
Per the Soft Touch guide, FA by Bob Robertson, Bob D'Antonio, and Larry Kledzik in the Fall of 1982. Nov 3, 2010
mountainmicah83
Colorado Springs
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mountainmicah83   Colorado Springs
  5.9+
Thanks. I updated. Nov 3, 2010
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+ PG13
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+ PG13
Micah, you beat me to it! Dammit! Ha ha.

6 drilled pins. The route traverses up and left from the third pin (just above the bulge). Nov 4, 2010