Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Stuemke and Hurst
Page Views: 747 total · 8/month
Shared By: Nathan Welton on May 28, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Technical 5.11- face climbing leads to a short section of reachy, overhung moves at the top, before a final massive deadpoint to a jug next to the chains. Shorter people may wind up using a left hand intermediate pinch to get through the crux. It is a great climb for the area.

Location

This is on the North face of The Thumb, just left of North Overhangs and just right of the Zig Arete. This route goes straight up. If you branch right halfway up, you'll find yourself on Vapor Trail, at 5.12+.

Protection

7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor with lowering biners.

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Amos Patrick
Estes Park
  5.11d
Amos Patrick   Estes Park
  5.11d
With some fancy tricks, you can do the crux reach without a dyno (well, assuming you are 6' tall). This would be really tough for short people. I broke off a rock down low near the second bolt, so be careful down there. If the rock on the first 15 feet was a bit better, I would give this 4 stars.

Also, it is well-protected, so don't be afraid to give it a burn if it is at your limit. Jun 3, 2013
Graham L
  5.11d
Graham L  
  5.11d
I did this climb on Saturday and might have missed some key holds, but I for sure didn't do a dyno. I went up and right to the horizontal crack under the chains. It was a deadpoint move, and I landed 3 fingers in it with a pad each. Easy to clip the chains from a left hand hold after that. The move to the crack felt borderline 12a, but I was in onsight mode and could have easily missed something. Great climb though will good views of the valley. May 1, 2018
Joseph Sneed
Estes Park
 
Joseph Sneed   Estes Park
 
Amazing boulder to begin with, good holds. Amazing climb! Aug 27, 2018