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Routes in Pulpit Rock
|Anatomically Incorrect T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Garden Party TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Griff-Orama T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Judy's and Ellie's Grand Night Out T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Left Wing Communists T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13|
|Old Pin Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Peachtree Street T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Praying Hands T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Pulpit Rock Left T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Right Side T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Shroom Groove TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tiptoe Through The Tulips TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tunnel Vision T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Vegetative Estate TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Walk In The Park T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Wight Wing Wadicals T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||190 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Oct 12, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
This area has a tiny 14 car parking area. It often fills. You can park further back from the trailhead, but the opportunities are limited and add a good bit to the approach.
Sheep Mountain may have raptor closure issues. Please contact RMNP for further details.
DescriptionThis climb was an interesting find as it showed evidence that this rock has likely been ascended since the 1960s. The vintage hardware is clearly older than most fixed gear in the area. Note, it isn't entirely clear how P1 went, but P2's hardware shows the line. We found this pitch after lowering to clean a stuck cam and spying pins in the crack.
P1a. You can wander up slabs and small overlaps on lightly protectable terrain to the left.
P1b. You can climb over the bulge of Right Side and belay on a ledge, 8+, 100'.
P2. Move left into a crack passing at least 4 ancient, soft iron pitons on fairly licheny terrain. There are a few nice crystals along this stretch. Move delicately on face holds angling rightward to reach a flake below a bush. There were half-eaten slings here, probably evidence of rodent habitation. 9, 110'.
P3. Move up delicately standing on some blocks passing a bush into a wide crack. The difficulty is brief here. Continue up and right to belay at a comfortable spot on the right near a wide-fingers, horizontal crack. 8, 100'.
To exit, scamper up to the top, traverse leftward and down. Find a large boulder under which there is a beige sling and remnants of a cut red sling. Please check the sling in its entirety before rappelling, since rodents chew on some slings here. Rappel 40'. Walk down to the right.
This route really needs a brush, as it feels like it's been a long time since it was climbed (and cleaned).