Type: Trad, 55 ft
FA: FRA: The Chinos
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Shared By: chinos on Apr 3, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a short crack line up the slab. It is a good route for the beginner trad climber.

Climb the crack with a pine tree near the top. Top out and walk left to an anchor.

Eds. The length of the route is listed as longer, since using a the 2 anchor bolts up and left and a 100' rope will not allow you to belay your second from the ground. It was originally listed as a 30' route.

Location

It is on the Short Slab Wall left of the steep section.

Protection

Standard rack.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.4
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.4
This is a fun, easy route. I used a #4 Camalot but did not use a #3. Carrying up to a #2 would be adequate. Sep 6, 2013
David Tennant
Denver, CO
  5.4
David Tennant   Denver, CO
  5.4
Fun route, with plenty of good gear options. Great beginner lead. I'd encourage setting up a belay at the tree if wanting to set up a toprope, unless you want to extend the 2 bolt rap anchor about 20 ft over the edge to prevent bad rope drag with the anchor being about 20 left of the tree on route. Few if no gear options immediately on the topout ledge. Use the bolted rap station. Be careful not to knock the blocks down near the edge, there's a few head-sized ones next to the bush on the ledge. Jul 27, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.4
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.4
Did this route for a second time. It is certainly a good beginner lead. Good protection and moves. Jan 1, 2017
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
I'd like to try that. Looks like it protects really well. #4 - yes, #3 - no, up to #2 - yes. Jan 15, 2017
Jake Web
Denver, CO
  5.6
Jake Web   Denver, CO
  5.6
I think its more of a 5.6, but idk those easy climbs are all the same to me....

It was fun! Yeah, bring slings. Then you can use a sling around a tree for pro, and then it's very safe. Jun 3, 2017