Type: Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Bob Mitchell Ron Cousins 1972
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Shared By: wes calkins on Sep 4, 2011
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Access Issue: All climbing routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed from January 15 and August 15 Details


Three distinct pitches are the flavor of this NC wall adventure climb. first pitch is 50 foot left rising traverse under a roof. second pitch is stellar leftfacing corner/crack. third pitch is wandering face with questionable gear but enough to get you through. once on the ledge many options exist for the exit to the gorge rim.


continue past bumblebee and the corner. at first option scramble up to ledge. follow for 15 more minutes. scramble behind pillar and then the start looking up to see the leftfacing second pitch. start route off boulder or any other option you think you are man enough for...hehehe.


doubles up to 3 camalot. headlamp?


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Mike A. Lewis
Estes Park, CO
Mike A. Lewis   Estes Park, CO
I wrote a story for Boulderdash - an early 90s Southern climbing mag called "The Day Tarantula Took a Bite." Long story short, a handhold broke on the last pitch with no gear in below me...I decked and got pretty hurt. My partner Jack Wade led a different variation...hold broke, he took a 15 footer. He topped out, belayed me up with a 3:1 to help me with the moves. Got to the ridge at dark - October 11, 1996. Called Outward Bound - who did a litter carry-out, including Brady Robinson, current Access Fund ED. 7 days in hospital. Haven't been back... Nov 6, 2016