Type: Trad, Mixed, 50 ft
FA: ??
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Shared By: erik wellborn on Feb 19, 2013
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Yield to mining vehicle traffic Details

Description

"Got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one." Short and sweet, this is a fun pitch and a great intro to the trad mixed game. Unlike many of the mixed lines nearby, the rock and gear are good.

The route is located about 150 feet up road from Chockstone Chimney. Look for the obvious, right-facing corner. Approach up steep, bottomless snow (crux). Belay on a nice ledge, and ascend corner and face using a combo of jamming and good hooks.

There is a tree for belaying and rappel at the top of the route. It is possible to walk off skier's right.

Protection

Single set of cams to 3", maybe extra finger-size pieces.

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Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
Nice route name. "Got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one..." would sound nicer in the title Unless you're worried about copyright infringement. Check out O-Dub's variation on the song. Feb 19, 2013
erik wellborn
manitou springs
  M5-
erik wellborn   manitou springs
  M5-
Lyrics and music in general were never my strong point, Andy, so thanks for the correction. Enjoy the route! Feb 20, 2013
Noah McKelvin
Colorado Springs
  M5-
Noah McKelvin   Colorado Springs
  M5-
Pretty crazy this year. When I did this 2(?) years ago, there was absolutely no ice on it. It accepted great gear though. This year it is basically all ice and being lead with just ice screws. Jan 3, 2014