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20 Project S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
21 Project S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
22 Project S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Adult Supervision S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Death Star Compactor S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Devil in the White City S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ground Bound Hounds S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Happy Pier, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Laura's Arete S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lumberjack HiJinks S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Morass Supreme S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mustache Ride S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Photo Route, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quisling S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Slack Attack S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Storm Warning S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Therapist S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Total Devastation S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Total Levitation S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Two Scoops of Drill Dust S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Whiskey Demise S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Whiskey Sunrise S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Ben Schmitt
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Shared By: Ben Schmitt on Oct 2, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details


In an effort to add some more moderates to Heaven's Gate, I bolted this fun little line on the left side of the Emerald Isle.

Begin at the same start as Laura's Arete, but cut left after standing on the ledge to climb a series of interesting, left-trending jugs which lead to the chimney which is formed between the left wall and this one. Fight your way out of the compactor, and finish up right to black chains via a balancy crux.


On the left side of The Emerald Isle, this is the left-trending line of bolts left of Laura's Arete.


6 bolts to chain anchors.


Nice work, Ben!! I try to take my girlfriend up there, but she can't climb anything, so it's cool to see some softer routes!! It will make the place a lot better (it's aready cool). Keep it up, Cowboy!!! Oct 3, 2012
While easy, this route is home to great climbing on good stone. A little cold in the morning though! Apr 29, 2013
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
This is a fun route that looked harder from the ground than it was on route due to the many positive holds and good edges for the feet that are not as obvious from below. After chimneying through the short "compactor," I stemmed across to the anchors. It's surely a more difficult crux if one attempts the last move without stemming off the compactor behind. Fun climb. Jun 5, 2013

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