Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 190 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||511 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Chris JD on Oct 23, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionHaas, et al's South Platte guidebook says to start in the left crack, then move right once you've gained a large but somewhat rounded ledge at the upper 2/3 of the first pitch, then move into a wider crack on the right and continue to the top. I started in a crack on the right side that was directly under the right crack on the upper half of the pitch. The climbing was cleaner (avoiding all those d*** sticker bushes). The entire climb seemed to be consistent at 5.8, I don't recall a specific crux. Well, there is another huge sticker bush at the ledge you have to work around, that could be a cussing crux.
Warning - there is a large loose boulder just a-sittin' on the ledge of the upper half of the first pitch! Be very careful as it would land straight on your belayer!
The second pitch is really cool. Scramble up and right from the belay to two cracks in a sort of alcove in the rock. It is short, sweet, and a lot of fun.
To descend, walk back from the climb and look for a any easy scramble off the rock into the gully and walk back to the base.