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|Type:||Trad, 95 ft (29 m)|
|FA:||Bernard Gillett and Paul Foster, 2011|
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|Shared By:||Bernard Gillett on Aug 3, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Per Bob Siegrist: as of 6/11/20, the parking areas are no longer blocked off. RMNP is open.
Per Matt B: this area is currently closed to all visitors due to temporary RMNP closures. The entire parking area is blocked off. Please do not threaten access to this area by climbing during this closure to all visitors.
A) Traverse right 15 feet (delicate 5.9+) to the final bolt on Crystal Staircase and continue to its anchors (lower off 50 feet).
B) Continue straight up through the big roof on G3 (5.10+, bolts) and lower off 95 feet.
We did option (A) on the first ascent, before the bolts on G3 had been placed. It may be possible to clip the first of the new bolts on G3 as you make your way to the last bolt on Crystal Staircase. Without that bolt, the traverse gets a little spicy at its end. Now that the bolts on G3 are in, the more logical finish is straight up -- that is, option (B).