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Shared By: Kenan on Sep 10, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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From Tod Anderson's Rampart Range Rocks:

"A rare mantel provides the first crux. A strenuous highstep over a roof is followed by a fantastic layback rail at the top."


This is the 3rd bolted route from the left on the West Side of the Arena.


10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


I can't bring myself to give this one more than 1 star. The route felt quite inconsistent with a dirty slab start (never did figure out the mantle), followed by a slightly more featured section, ultimately followed by a polished, right-angling, overhanging crux that felt very sandbagged for the grade. It just didn't seem to flow well for us. There is great scenery from the West Side of The Arena, but be prepared for dirty rock and stiff grades on the left side of this wall. Sep 11, 2011

I don't really remember a mantle for some reason. The only thing I remember about the lower crux is a slippery looking small dish for a high step. An ok route, I gave it 2 stars as the protection was pretty good, and it is fairly long with decent climbing. Jun 11, 2012
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
Hmmm. I don't recall the slab being dirty, and I thought the climbing up high was pretty fun (again, I don't recall any polished rock). I believe that the dish that slim refers to constitutes the mantel move on the route. Reasonably graded at low 5.10. Oct 10, 2012
A. Bandos
Broomfield, CO
A. Bandos   Broomfield, CO
If you avoid the crack at the start it has some fun thin slab moves. The move over the roof is fun, yet strenuous. Love the hand jams and finger locks mixed in. Unfortunately, there is a section of very moderate climbing after the 3rd bolt. I enjoyed it. Sep 21, 2014

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