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Natural Mystic

5.9, Trad, 120 ft, Grade III,  Avg: 3 from 3 votes
FA: Drew Spaulding, Dan Hackett, 09/02/15
Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two
Access Issue: Subject to Seasonal Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Natural Mystic is another direct line that gains the summit of Tower 2 from the T2 exit ramps. It climbs about 15'-20' feet to the right of the final pitch of Shasta.

Start directly above the largest tree below the T2 exit ramps. There is a nice belay on the upper, chocolate colored ramp in a shallow, right-facing dihedral. That "loose" corner leads upward toward the triangular roof, but I climb the steep pocketed face instead, starting with a door knob in your left hand. Tricky pocket placements and some bold, slightly runout, pocket climbing leads up to the lower, left side of the triangular roof. More face climbing leads to the obvious, rightward-trending crack system for 80 more feet to the top of Tower 2. This starts out overhanging and stays fairly steep for the remainder of the pitch.... It is super fun and has good gear!

Protection

Lots of nuts and thin gear and hand size pieces protect this wild and exposed pitch! Bring thin - 3 1/2".

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The expansive upper headwall of Tower Two.
[Hide Photo] The expansive upper headwall of Tower Two.
Natural Mystic climbs through the left side of the triangular roof and up the obvious crack system to the summit of Tower 2.
[Hide Photo] Natural Mystic climbs through the left side of the triangular roof and up the obvious crack system to the summit of Tower 2.
Climbing out the lower, left side of the triangular roof.
[Hide Photo] Climbing out the lower, left side of the triangular roof.

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Gregger Man
Broomfield, CO
 
[Hide Comment] The climbing is a lot like Body Tremors but a little more interesting. Nice line! Jul 25, 2018