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Polar Sandals

5.10+, Sport, 115 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 12 votes
FA: Kirk Miller, Tyson Ferryman
Colorado > Golden > N Table Mountai… > Winter Warmer Area
Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


Polar Sandals is a new 35 meter climb at Table. Thanks to Kirk for equipping this line.

Start up the thin dihedral, then make cool moves (cruxy) left to the face of the "pillar". Slab it out for a couple bolts to a rest. There is some moderate climbing to a sweet mantle and another rest. Move left, and blast to the top on steep rock. Finish with an easy runout to the anchors. This has good movement, with upper and lower cruxes. I hope this cleans up as nicely as Ugly Stick.



This is on the Winter Warmer Wall, just left of Solar Panel.


A 70 meter rope is required.

16 bolts to 2 bolt anchor with ring and chains to lower or rappel.

Gear can protect the start, before the first clip: a #3 Camalot down low, and either a #1 or 0.75 just higher.

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Near the top.
[Hide Photo] Near the top.
At the start.
[Hide Photo] At the start.
The crux dihedral.
[Hide Photo] The crux dihedral.
The anchor and top-out area.
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Phillip on Polar Sandals above the thin dihedral.<br>
Photo by Kirk Miller.
[Hide Photo] Phillip on Polar Sandals above the thin dihedral. Photo by Kirk Miller.
Polar Sandals.
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[Hide Comment] I thought this climbed way harder than 10b, more like 10c/d onsight. I'd like to go back after some traffic cleans up the lichen. The reach to the horizontal jug at 5'5" was at least 10a. The crux for me was reading the top out of the dihedral. Fun climb. Apr 19, 2014
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Thanks for the recommendation Mr. Miller. Emma and I enjoyed the climb. The moves in the initial crack felt like 5.10 b/c. I've visited Table Mountain sporadically over twenty years, but I've never topped out. It was nice to climb a long, well-equipped route!

Dave Apr 26, 2014
Jay Eggleston
[Hide Comment] This route is a fun climb, but I think it is harder than 10-. I think it is 10c/d. The starting dihedral is definitely not 10- unless I really missed something. Regardless, I enjoyed the route. May 21, 2014
Todd Ritter
[Hide Comment] 16 clips plus 2 for anchors; a 70m works great. Didn't feel the need for gear at start. Route climbs better than it looks and was pretty clean as of 2/8/2015. Feb 9, 2015
Jay Eggleston
[Hide Comment] The rating has changed since I first did the climb. I have now done it three times, but it does not feel any easier. A great pitch, but the start is stout! Sep 11, 2016