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Not on a Weak Day

5.11, Trad, 90 ft,  Avg: 4 from 2 votes
FA: Ken Duncan and Dede Humphrey, 2015
Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Ca… > Crosier Mtn Crags > Upper Tier Main Crag

Description

Classic! Not on a Weak Day is a challenging route that is in your face with a little bit of everything. Classic hand and fist stacks are followed by a powerful and tenuous lieback then an overhanging face at the top. It has one of the best sections of offwidth on the Front Range. Prior to the FA we checked out Randy Leavitt on YouTube to get pointers on hand and fist stacking.

P1) 5.11. Climb the obvious overhanging offwidth to a stance, power up the lieback passing two bolts to another stance, then angle right and up passing two more bolts to the anchors. Save the number four for the top.

Location

On the upper tier of the main cliff above Totem Tower, it is located on the left wall of the gash left of Swingtime. It is immediately right of The Outer Edge. See photo.

Approaches:
1) Climb Levitation or one of the other central slab routes, then scramble up to the base of the route.
2) Climb Spare Rib, and continue past the anchors up to the base of the route.
3) Walk left around the west end of Main Crag. Head up to the base of the cliff then follow cairns angling up and right in a trough. Scramble up behind Totem Tower and up to the base of the route.

Protection

Four bolts and a few cams (0.75 to 2.5 inches), two new style #5 Camalots for the OW, and a 4 or 4.5 for the top.

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Not on a Weak Day.
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[Hide Comment] Really nice climb. If doing this again, I would take two #5s for the offwidth (Friend or Camalot), a #2 or a #3 for between the 3rd and 4th bolt, then a #4 for after the last bolt. This gets shade in the afternoon. Aug 13, 2018