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Routes in Weathering Heights Dome

Bolt Hunter S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stroke of Luck T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Bob Robertson and Reggie Slavens
Page Views: 455 total, 16/month
Shared By: Reggie Slavens on Jul 23, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Stroke of Luck has bolted slab/friction face climbing on a South Platte Dome. The 4th pitch is mostly an easy crack.

Location

It is on the southwest face of the dome. As viewed from the road, the route is located just left of the right hand skyline. Leave your pack at the small clump of aspens on the west side of the dome before circling around to the southwest face to start the route.

Protection

Take 14 quickdraws and a small rack of small cams. There is no fixed anchor on top, but gear can be placed in a nearby crack. All belays on the route/face are fixed (two welded cold shuts). In case of rain, the route can be rapped with a single 60 meter rope. It's an easy walk off from the top back to your pack.

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Aaron Birch  
 
Great climb with lots of tricky footwork. First pitch and a half definitely fun and a brain teaser. Just new a few pieces of pro at the last pitch for the crack, and the belay from the top over the hump at the apex works perfectly. Jun 12, 2016