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Routes in Bristlecone Castle

Golden Arete S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Golden Shower, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Green Dragon S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Guillotine T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Iron Maiden S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Keyhole Cousins T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Path of Least Resistance T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Dragon S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Short Stack S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tech Savvy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unnamed T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 2 TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: D. Mckee
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Shared By: Ben Scott on Jun 11, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Guillotine is an amazing crack and face line protected with natural gear. Climb a right-leaning crack to the top of a short pillar. Continue up the crack to the base of the large roof. The crux climbs over and out this roof to the right with sidepulls and bad feet. A small cam protects the crux. Continue on varied 5.10 terrain with just enough gear to get you to the anchor. A TR inspection is suggested.


It is on the South face of Bristlecone Castle.


Standard rack to 1" with lots of small cams, green through red Aliens.


Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
One of the better trad lines in the Poudre! Probably not 5.12 if you preview the route, but it would be a very challenging and scary onsight. Jul 24, 2017
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO

Doug on the F.A. Jun 11, 2015