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Routes in The Grendel

Academic Freedom S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Beowulf S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Beyond the Pale T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Daneland S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Exit Stage Right S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Freedom Fighter S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hrunting T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Leitner Route S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Monster Mash, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mother Grendel S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pebble In The Sky S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Pierced Lip Lock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Strong Arm Tactics S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Kirk Miller, Mark Rolofson
Page Views: 2,183 total · 28/month
Shared By: Kirk Miller on Jul 19, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route stands out for me as the best at the cliff: fun, sustained climbing, requiring a variety of techniques on great rock in a beautiful setting. Easy climbing leads past the first bolt into a steep dihedral capped by roofs. Tread lightly at the pierced lip, and try not to break it or we'll have to rename the route "Busted Lip".


This is the 5th route from the left, on the right side of the main, West end, wall. This is the last route before you have to scramble up to reach the start of Academic Freedom.


14 bolts to anchors.


Michael Underwood
Denver, CO
Michael Underwood   Denver, CO
Just hang in there and you'll no doubt get the onsight of this fun climb. While the moves are interesting and some require a little power, I didn't find any of them to be deceptive to read or excessively pumpy. I might even go so far as to say that this ranks closer to 5.11a than 5.11b. As someone else noted, the climbing is less captivating toward the top, but you can make up for it by soaking in the views while shaking out your arms and fiddling with your chalkbag. Oct 16, 2015
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
The top half is a bucket of meh...take a star off for that, but the bottom half offer some of the coolest 11.soft moves on the Front Range. Awesome opossum! Aug 3, 2015
This route is rewarding, very well-protected, and has a great view from the top. Well worth 3 1/2 stars. May 5, 2014
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
Stellar route. Oct 12, 2012
Andrew S.
Andrew S.   Bouldurr
This thing is cool. Get to the "lip", hope she doesn't kiss you goodnight. Jul 27, 2011