All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Devil's Gulch and… > Cow Creek Canyon… > Pulpit Rock Massif > First Pew
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
Routes in First Pew
|Altar Boy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Elmo Amber Alert T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Features on a Slabscape T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Georgia Style T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Loose Horn T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|New York Reload TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Southern Hospitality T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Unknown 2 TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Unknown 4 S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 315 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||445 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Sep 13, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThis is a line that has some interesting sections that will keep you on your toes. From a distance, the crack feature up higher is distinctive and calls out to those who listen.
P1. Just up and around the left side of Pulpit Rock, you can find a water streak that will run after a good rain. Climb fun, easy terrain on light protection. To the right of the water streak is a bolt perhaps 50 feet up. Shortly after that, the rock steepens a bit and the pro is scarce. This is a no-fall zone. With the newness of the line, care is in order as you face climb on less-than-straightfoward holds to a rest. Continue up on easier ground to a large tree with cord and a big rap ring (which seems to have been removed as of 5/14/13). 5.7 R, 130'.
P2. Traverse out right and go up. Make a slightly delicate traverse left on so-so gear. Move up above a small bulge into a wide groove. Climb up to the double cracks. Jam if you are good, lieback if you are not as good, and watch your skin as you fight past this crux. Easier ground with a nice finger crack gets you to the final section. Angle up slightly left following a crack to the top of the rock. Belay from a tree. 5.9+, 185'.
Scramble up and left to a tiny downclimb and the gully between the First and Second Pews.