All Locations > Colorado > Grand Junction… > Unaweep Canyon > Gateway Vicinit… > Gateway > Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident)
Avg: 4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Joel Irby, Dave Hoven, Evan Deis|
|Page Views:||1,309 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Airbiscuit on Feb 10, 2015|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is THE line on this formation, it faces southeast and climbs excellent windgate rock for the majority of the climb with a spectacular summit pitch.
P1. This pitch is OW the whole way. Straight in stacking gets you into the corner system. Where a full body workout begins in a flared corner, climb 80' to the stopper roof above. Climb out this roof on #5 C4 Camalots (5.11, solid) and into an alcove where an OK belay can be made on a couple #6 Friends, a small cam, and a pin, +/- 110' (5.11).
P2. Climb up the squeeze a bit runout at first but fairly easy entering the squeeze (#9 VG) keeps the fall from being really bad. Squeeze to the anchor, there is not much gear on this pitch but not much is really needed, +/- 90' (5.8+). The FAs most likly combined this pitch with the 1st.
P3. Face climb past two fixed pieces (5.10) to a finger crack, and then continue up this fantastic summit pitch on excellent Wingate with mostly hands and thin hands, +/- 150' (5.10).
Both belays are solid with shinny new hardware throughout the climb. This is a very quality adventure. Props to whoever got it up, it looks like we missed it by maybe a year. Awesome that lines like this are still available in the desert if you know where to look.