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Two Scoops of Drill Dust

5.10c, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
FA: Corey Kallenberg, '11
Colorado > S Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Heaven's Gate > Emerald Isle
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details


With more and more people asking why there are so many hard routes at Heaven's Gate and no easy ones, a few dedicated locals have stepped up to the plate to start filling in this great area.

Start up the low angle slab making relatively easy moves to a rest on a ledge. Make a tenuous, long reach off a high foot and rock up on to the slab, and climb small, incut, water sculpted patinas up and left via a sloper crux to a flat edge below the anchors. This last crux may feel desperate and run out, but the fall is very safe and it beats the alternative up heading up right (which looks easier until to get there).


This is on the far right side of the Isle, to the right of Morass Supreme.


Bolts to a rappel anchor.