All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > Beige Tube Area /… > Iron John/Little Tree area
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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||Al Simons/CJ Simons|
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|Shared By:||allen simons on Apr 18, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe cruxes are before the first bolt and around last bolt. It is a fun climb on easy ground. I marked it "R" simply because there are 5 bolts in 80 feet and it is possible to take a 30-35 footer on less than vertical ground along with the fact that there is loose rock. It could be a good beginer lead if the person can read poor rock conditions.
LocationPark at the pullout for friendship 7 (1.3 miles west of the beigh tube) The route is in the gully 70 feet directly above santa's little helpers. There are two approaches. #1. 4th class the loose gully just left of Santa's. It is not recommended due to the possibility of causing loose rock to fall to the highway. #2. Just 78-80 feet left of Santa's is a gully (15 feet west of Ironjohn). Hike up the gully following a faint trail on the right till you get to the base of the "Chopping Block". Climb Chopping Block or 4th class up the left of this climb to the top. From the anchors on "Chopping Block", scramble 20 feet toward the highway to the anchors for Wind Turbine. Rap to the base of the route, pull your rope, and lead up. (You can also top rope off these anchors).
To get down, rap off chopping block anchors.