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|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft (303 m)|
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|Shared By:||Kyle Lefkoff on Nov 17, 2011 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
After a 100m of scrambling to attain the ridge, ascend the arete in a series of moderate steps and downclimbs, passing several trees en route.
A variety of options exist at each tower along the way, but staying on the arete offers the best climbing on beautiful quartzite, reminiscent of the alpine rock in the Tetons.
A short downclimb at the end of the ridge brings you to the Rattlesnake Trail. For a solo climber, a 60 minute round trip car-to-car is average.
The Quartzite Ridge receives excellent winter sun angle at midday and is the best location in Boulder to practice short-roping.
Descend the Rattlesnake Trail back to the parking lot.