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Routes in The Upper Great Face

A Few Moments of Pleasure T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Big Steep, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Brass Junkie T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Golden Monkey, The T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Hotness, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Paul's Boutique T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Wiffle Ball Bat S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Pomeroy & Chris Taylor
Page Views: 827 total, 13/month
Shared By: Chris. T. on Jun 25, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This fun, little outing offers some great climbing on mostly good stone in a beautiful setting.

Pitch 1. Wander past the line of bolts on somewhat continuous terrain with a few good stances for rests. Angle slightly right to the last bolt, and surmount the final bulge to reach the bolted belay anchor in a shallow, right-facing corner (5.11-, 105 feet).

  • Use caution while climbing this pitch. There is a GIANT, detached flake system around bolts 5 and 6, to the left. It is easy to avoid contact with the flake.

Pitch 2. Stem up the corner for a few feet, and move right to clip the first bolt. Climb up through orange-colored rock past four closely spaced bolts (crux) and onto a narrow ledge. Wander up and left past 2 more bolts over exciting terrain to reach the final bolt, then climb up and right on an easy ramp to reach the bolted belay anchor on a nice, airy ledge. This belay is on the far left side of what is known as the '5.10 ledge' (5.11b, 90 feet).

Rappel the route or finish with any of the other routes that continue from the '5.10 ledge'.

Location

This is the farthest left bolted line on the Upper Great Face. Start directly in front of a 4'x 4' flake sticking out of the ground next to the wall, between two trees.

Protection

Pitch 1: 10 bolts, bolted anchor.

Pitch 2: 8 bolts, bolted anchor.

60 meter rope mandatory. TIE A KNOT IN THE END OF YOUR ROPE!

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Kat A
Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
 
Kat A   Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
 
Thoughtfully bolted line with well-protected cruxes and wider spacing on P2, where the difficulty eases P1 crux felt height-dependent, P2 crux is technical and super fun. Jul 10, 2017
Chris and Paul have done a great job putting up routes on the Upper Great Face. Makes for a really fun outing. Go get on them! Jul 10, 2012
ABaxter
Estes Park, CO
 
ABaxter   Estes Park, CO
 
Just did the first pitch of this on accident today thinking it was The Big Steep. It's not, but it's good! Sustained with a definitive crux at the last bolt. Jun 26, 2012