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Judy's and Ellie's Grand Night Out
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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, 360 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Deb Thompson, Leo Paik|
|Page Views:||230 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on May 15, 2013|
|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 line goes up the middle of Pulpit Rock just right of the obvious chimney, Walk In The Park. It is worth a run for the adventure of it. The name is in honor of a wonderful moonlight snowshoe adventure with friends Judy & Ellie out to Bridalveil Falls.
P1. Climb the trad version of Griff-Orama starting just to the left of the nadir of the rock, left of the groove that used to have the bolted line Tiptoe Through The Tulips. The crux is pulling up into the left side of the groove where you can get a low, small cam, but a fall here without that bolt is now a ledger. Belay up in a big hole in a huge flake, 5.8 PG-13/R, ~115'.
P2. This is the meat of the climb. Move up and slightly right onto a slab above a juniper bush. There is a decent runout on a slab up to the gritty crack/undercling where you can get a mediocre small cam perhaps 25 feet up. A #3 Camalot up in the undercling area lets you relax a bit. Now, it is interesting for another 25 feet protected with cams where your feet are on gritty slopers and you get rounded, lichened sidepulls for your hands. Once up in a pod, traverse easily right to a trough. Use long slings on any pro in the trough to reduce drag. Follow a squiggly crack to a decent stance, 5.8+ R, 130'.
P3. The crack looks much less steep up close, but it is longer than it looks. Move up using crack and face moves to the top, 5.8, 115'.
To descend, we slung a horn with a link above the chimney to rappel. The old sling under the boulder was chewed up by rodents.