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Shared By: Hiro Protagonist on Aug 24, 2012
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work Details


Learner's Permit is the far left route on the wall and the right crack on the among the prominent pair which are easily seen during approach. Begin at the bottom with a simply scramble to some thick slabs standing vertically to form the offwidth which comprises the entire route.

The route continues straight up from that point, the crack narrows about one foot back from the face during most of the route, allowing you to place gear. Gear options also exist on the sides, although I did not notice any good placements during the bulk of the middle portion of the route. Many placement opportunities exist at the top and bottom of the route.

At the top is a very large rock which seemed quite stable, you could sling it perhaps, instead I put pro in the various spaces underneath it.

Note - you don't normally rap this route, so I didn't get an idea of how long it is.

At the time of this writing (August 2012), there are various loose rocks and holds all the way up the route. See the condition report, be very careful - prudence would suggest staying well clear of the route (both climbers and spectators) if you don't have a helmet on your head!!! With the extra hazard and detours required, I'd rate it at least 5.7.


Look for the two parallel cracks from afar. Walk left of where the trail likely brought you up, until you find the prominent crack.


Mabe suggests standard rack to #2 Camalot - climbing with that would be very different than how I did it. Having just climbed it, I would bring SR light on small sizes, up to #3 C4. Perhaps take multiple #3 to protect using the back of the main crack. I also used all red, gold, and blue DMM Torque Nuts (hexes). Nuts didn't seem that useful, bring a light selection maybe.