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Ancient of Days, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Axed S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Better You Than Me / Around the Corner S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Big Tuna S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Coming Up Roses S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Geezer Squeezer T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Golden Rose S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Grizzly Rose S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Heat Wave S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hummingbird T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mountain Rose T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Short But Sweet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Short Sport Route S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sick Puppy S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Steel Pulse S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
War Drums T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Wyoming Prairie Dogs S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Yellow Tail S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: Joyce and Richard Rossiter, '83
Page Views: 681 total · 9/month
Shared By: Mark Roth on Jun 30, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


When I posted The Ancient of Days, I misspoke. There are more easy bolts routes up here. This ONE. This route is nowhere near as good as that one but might as well have a lap while your here....

This was originally done without the bolts at 5.8x, then a few were added, now there are about 6 and an anchor. The rock on this one is a little dirty and crumbly but plenty safe for the beginner leader with the gym style bolting... .

Start right off the Aqueduct trail. The first couple bolts are next to a crack (the horror!!), but the rock quality is pretty poor and these chossy placements would be the last ones you'd find anyway.... Move up and right toward a rounded arete and cruise to the anchor. The crux is near the bottom unless you stay on the left of the arete at the top, which feels a little contrived since there are no holds. There isn't even a foot hold near the anchor to clip from. Overall, this route is on the verge of good. It almost achieves a cool position on the arete, but the excitement is diffused when you realize you could traverse off to the ground at any point.

There is another line that goes straight up from the start to meet this anchor. It looks even easier than this route. It looks like it has been cleaned, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few more bolts appear on this line too. Until then, top-rope it if you need more easy mileage.


This is the furthest route right/West on the Right Mountain Rose crag.


About 6 bolts and anchor.


Kevin Corrigan
Boulder, CO
Kevin Corrigan   Boulder, CO
The straight up line is pretty fun. It felt slightly harder than this listed line and had better movement throughout. Safely bolted. Probably still around 5.8. It's covered in lichen, but the edges work just fine. Hangers on the anchor were spinning today. Bolts weren't moving, but it might not hurt to tighten them a little if you head up. Jun 2, 2018

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