All Locations > Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip
Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Kent McClanan and Mick Follari, 2009|
|Page Views:||722 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Jay Eggleston on Apr 28, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Start at a pillar with a nice hand crack above its left edge. Climb to the top of the pillar and engage the crack above. Easier climbing leads to a sloping ledge and a rotten overhang. Above the overhang is a great crack in a perfect open book. Getting over the overhang is the crux and while it is well-protected, there is a lot of loose crumbly rock to negotiate on the way. This might be a little scary for a leader at their limit. Above the overhang, climb the excellent crack to the ledge below the south face of the Potato Chip. You can also head left (recommended) to a tree with slings before the ledge.
This is on the right side of the buttress located below and to the southwest of the Potato Chip. This is the first crack system right of Don't Peel. Rap from a tree at about 70' or head up to the ledge below the Potato Chip and go left to a big tree on the west edge of the ledge and rap 60' west to the ground.