Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Mike Anderson, May 3rd, 2015
Page Views: 2,195 total · 35/month
Shared By: Mike Anderson on Aug 19, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

The Legacy takes a commanding line straight through the proudest wall at Thunder Ridge. The climbing is varied with equal parts crack, face, slab, and roof climbing, but the crux will test your face climbing acumen.

Begin up the shallow dihedral, jamming, or liebacking. Get a breather on the ledge, then enter the crux, which is gaining the face above the 1st bolt and making your way left towards a blunt prow. The first move off the ledge (getting established on the face) was the hardest for me, but taller folks may find it easier. Nevertheless, several more desperate crimping moves will be required. At the 3rd bolt, head straight up the blunt prow on more technical, continuous face climbing, eventually reaching a no-hands rest on the slab above.

Continue up the slab, making a few tenuous moves high above your bolts to reach the roof. The roof is easier than it looks, with generally juggy holds on nice chickenheads. Enjoy the view!

This should be one of the hardest routes in the South Platte and one of the best face climbs anywhere!

Location

It is on the Brown Wall between Crocodile Tears and Thunderstruck. Start up a finger-hand sized crack in a small corner, and head for the bolts. A cam or two will protect the start.

Protection

Mostly bolts (8 of them), plus a cam or two for the start. A 70m rope is required to lower off.

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