Type: Sport, 125 ft (38 m)
FA: Kevin Capps, 2013
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Shared By: Pete Krzanowsky on Dec 21, 2014
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

The new Clear Creek Canyon guide lists this as a two pitch climb, but I have just done the first pitch. It is a long pitch, requiring all of a 70m rope for lowering or rappelling. The route starts just to the left of the first pitch of "Solid Gold".

Start the route by doing a leftward-ascending traverse, clipping 3 to 4 bolts over progressively steeper terrain. The crux is a small roof around bolt 4/5. For a shorter climber, you have to work your feet up a bit and use a mix of handholds to reach up and get the clip. Continue to work your feet up, and pull over the roof with a high step. The rest of the route is 5.7/5.8 climbing. There is a two bolt anchor from which you can be lowered or rappel.

Location

This route is just to the left of the first pitch of "Solid Gold". Reaching the first bolt involves a bit of an ascending traverse to the left over 5.6ish terrain. The pitch ends at a two bolt anchor. I set an anchor, my partner lowered me, and we came up just a bit short with a 70m rope, resulting in about 5 feet of easy downclimbing. On rappel, he had the same result, a short downclimb. So this pitch takes all of a 70m rope.

Protection

10 quickdraws and additional draws or other options for the anchor.

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