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Routes in Ken's Face

Ken's Face TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thin Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wide Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: TR, 70 ft
FA: Ken Trout?
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Shared By: Kevin Sainio on Nov 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a nice change to the usual X Rock affair, a long face climb that makes you think on solid rock. The crux is at the ancient bolt.

Location

This is the face between thin crack and wide crack. There is an ancient bolt about halfway up the climb.

Protection

Although potentially leadable, probably better done as just a top rope off of the two bolt anchor and chains at the top.

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Anyone know if this route was put up on lead (w/ one bolt)? Dec 1, 2017
Nic Harnish
Durango, CO
Nic Harnish   Durango, CO
While leading, the crux isn't the scary part. The scary part is the last sandy slab climbing before the anchor. The bolt is way below, the gear above the bolt is shit, and it is very sandy (possible deck fall). I had a moment of weakness here and downclimbed to some crappy micronuts to lower off. They popped of course, and I went for a long ride nearly to the ground. But the bolt is solid! (If leading, you might as well solo this one.) Sep 18, 2011