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Routes in Potter Mountain Cliff

Brazilian T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Garden of Leadin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Groovitational Pull T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hold It Like a Hamburger S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Honeybadger S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Once in a Lifetime S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Piece Out S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poker Face S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Positive Latitude S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pox S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stop Making Sense T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tailwinds T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Where the Wild Things Are T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 260 ft, 2 pitches
FA: ??
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Shared By: Jon Clark on Sep 20, 2012
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

Another fine route at Potter Mtn. Good protection, nice moves, and great views.

p1 10a Make a move to a pod in the left-rising crack (#3 cam). Move a bit right and up the face to a thin seam , then up to a finger crack which leads to a ledge. Make a hard move right off the ledge and continue straight up to a wide ledge and a fixed anchor. 140'

p2 5.9+ Carefully work up and left on flakes, then straight up to the top of a right-facing flake. Angle up and right to the base of a steep section in a water groove; make cool moves over this unique feature and then straight up to a fixed anchor. 120'

Location

In the Shangri La area 50 feet right of a large boulder pile at the left end of a horizontal crack at chest height. About 50 feet up is a prominent black streak.

Protection

The first 50-60 feet requires gear. #3 camalot, sml to med wires, and some finger sized cams. The rest of the climb is bolted including the belays. Double rope rappel.

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Dom R
Estes Park, Colorado
 
Dom R   Estes Park, Colorado
 
The guidebook says you could hit the ledge if you fall off the crux at the first bolt. I totally did that today ha, but the ledge is only like 3 ft. Under you and the cushy dirt makes a decent crash pad. Hard to read crux off the ledge but it's really cool. The whole first pitch is awesome, didn't get to do the second because it was wet but I'm sure it's just as good. The guidebook doesn't say how many bolts this route has but the first pitch has 6 after the ledge. I used a #3 Camalot, .75 Camalot and #2 Metolius to protect the trad section. Apr 16, 2016