Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Maybe D. Haller and B. Collett, July 2013|
|Page Views:||772 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Jul 4, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
General NPS climbing regulations for RMNP posted here.
1) Follow nebulous ground for about 180 feet to a nice, grassy ledge, 5.6.
2) Climb a faint pillar feature to its top, and climb straight up to another nice ledge after 150 feet or so, 5.7.
3) Climb up from the ledge about 30 feet or so until below a steep wall with a couple of parallel, shallow dihedrals. Find some gear, and traverse left about 15 feet to a horizontal handcrack, place some gear and climb straight up to the bottom of a ramp. Follow the ramp up and right to the bottom of the prominent dihedral. Follow that until a nice ledge presents itself, 5.9 R, 150 feet.
4) Follow the dihedral for 190 feet with a difficult move at the end and belay below a wide crack and a series of handcrack roofs, 5.9.
5) Climb the wide crack and the two following roof cracks and a wee chimney to a belay above the chimney, below a left-facing dihedral and steep face, 5.9, 120 feet.
6) Get established on the face, place some gear, and traverse straight left until you are directly below the left side of the roof formed by the dihedral. Climb into the dihedral above you to the top of the wall, 5.10-, 70 feet.