Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Mike Cichon
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Shared By: mike c on Nov 28, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

Like all the trad routes here, this one can be a serious undertaking. Most of the placements are safe for body weight...a few are good for falling, but be careful. There is one bolt after the crux section before the roof. I drilled the bolt on lead by hand off a Beak. It took two serious tries to complete the first free ascent. There are awesome and sustained tips locking crux with some stem moves to boot...definitely my most proud route there. A beautiful addition to the area's trad portfolio...could be easier or harder than the grade I listed...a repeat will reveal more.

Locaton

This is just right of Jaws and left of Herringbone Direct .

Protection

All gear and one bolt....one #0.75 Camalot at begining, next the smallest C3, backed up with a beak, then a really good yellow Alien which I backed up with a #0.4 Camalot, then a red Alien at the crux...and then the second smallest C3 (desperate) and or a pretty good but shallow #0.75 Camalot again. Next a 3"x3/8" stainless steel bolt. Above and left it is possible to then place a purple (#0.5)Camalot on a shoulder length runner or skip it and gun it up on manky face holds to solid green Alien protected, kneebar, roof exit moves...it is nice to have a belayer you can trust.

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mike c
golden
  5.12b
mike c   golden
  5.12b
Like all the trad routes here, this one can be a serious undertaking. Most of the placements are safe for body weight...a few are good for falling, but be careful. There is one bolt after the crux section before the roof. I drilled the bolt on lead by hand off a Beak. It took two serious tries to complete the first free ascent. There are awesome and sustained tips locking crux moves with some stem tricks to boot...definitely my most proud route there. A beautiful addition to the area's trad portfolio...could be easier or harder than the grade I listed...a repeat will reveal more. Nov 28, 2010
Matthew Lloyd
denver colorado
 
Matthew Lloyd   denver colorado
 
One of the best routes on the wall, safe and full value. A must do if you like this style of climbing. Feb 14, 2013