Type: Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 900 ft, 5 pitches, Grade IV
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,871 total · 22/month
Shared By: j wharton on Jan 29, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This would make a horrible rock climb, but I thought it was quite good as a winter route. We even found a little ice on 1/29/12! 5 pitches of chossy, mixed silliness. The 3rd pitch is the crux--a thin corner leads to a tricky step right into a short ow--but the 1st pitch is also a littly funky. Work way left on the last pitch to exit. The climbing, and lots of pitons and relics on route reminded me of the Eiger North Face. This route is better, and harder than Hallett's Chimney.

Location

Ascend the obvious gash between the 2nd and 3rd buttresses.

Protection

A set and a half of cams plus some wires. A #5 is actually nice on pitch 3.

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k. riemondy
Denver, Co
k. riemondy   Denver, Co
Thanks for posting this route! I've been trying to find info on this route for a while. Keep the obscure, grovelly RMNP climbs coming. Feb 5, 2012