All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Devil's Gulch and… > Cow Creek Canyon… > Pulpit Rock Massif > Second Pew
Is This Your Crack?
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
Routes in Second Pew
|A Way To The Top T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Crystal Highway T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Crystal Overpass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Face With Bolt Route T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Grits 'n' Gravy T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Grits with Eggs Over-Easy T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Is This Your Crack? T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|March Madness T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Step Up Or Step Aside T,S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Vegan T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|Page Views:||65 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Oct 22, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThis is a low end, fun route that can gain the big ledge in the cave or the 2 bolt anchor of the bolted face route. It is much more fun that you might guess based on a look from below. There's a decent chance it has been climbed by a human before. Chipmunks dance up and down it.
Scamper up low angle slabs just below the left edge of the smooth face. Climb a short crack / dihedral to a ledge. Head up and right up a crack / dihedral with a bit of dark lichen. Partway up, the holds draw you left of the crack, and then they draw you to the right of the crack. If you go to the 2 bolt anchor to the right, then make a traverse ~100' up. If you go to the big ledge in the cave, angle up and left on easy but a bit runout terrain.
You can rap 80' from the 2 bolt anchor or do a rap off a 96" (48" looped) thread at the base of the cave. It would be ~180' rappel to the ground. You can also continue up to the top of the formation as for A Way To The Top.