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Routes in The North Ridge (of Dinosaur Mountain).

Audiophile T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Beat Down, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blank Sheets T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Down On It T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Idly I De-Ice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
North Buttress, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
North Ridge, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Type: Trad, 1500 ft, 10 pitches, Grade III
FA: Unknown - (Antique Lost Arrow 1/3 of the way up.)
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Shared By: Tony B on Oct 19, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Closed for Raptors Feb 1- Aug 1, annually Details
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Description

This formation's/climb's total lack of traffic and NE exposure shadowed by Dinosaur Mt. to the South and the Dreadnaught to the East means that it has plenty of lichen and a little friable rock. Solitude is virtually assured but so are some challenges that are not common on 5.4 territory. While this is an easy climb, it is for more seasoned climbers.

It has its merits and rewards, but set expectations low relative to the classics.

Location

This route starts up a few meters South (left and above) of the very base of the North Ridge formation. The formation may strangely named, considering it actually forms the NW shoulder of the Dinosaur Mountain and comes out of the South end of the approach canyon.

Start up there and pick and choose carefully a line past many false summits up and onward S/SW to the very peak of all of Dinosaur Mt. Any further description would be difficult, and unneeded for suitors capable of the adventurous nature of this route anyway.

Protection

I have NOT lead this climb, I have only soloed it. That said, a standard light rack with lots of long runners and a 60m or 70m rope should suffice to protect the climb as well as it can be protected. Gear will be only occasional and a fall ill advised, as is true for much of the less traveled flatiron territory.
Brian C.
Longmont, CO
  5.4 R
Brian C.   Longmont, CO
  5.4 R
"While this is an easy climb, it is for more seasoned climbers. "

For sure! Aug 3, 2014