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Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Mike Carrington
Page Views: 534 total · 15/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 20, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is currently the rightmost sport climb at this crag. It lies across a less/undeveloped section of the cliff and ascends a bulbous arete of sorts. The position is good, the rock is suspect in spots, and the climbing is different than most of Clear Creek. For that, given the right mind frame, this climb makes more a nice, little adventure.

Pay attention at the start, as this is where the rock is most suspect. We cleaned off a number of rock chunks here, and the holds are a bit dirty. After clipping the 1st bolt, you move slightly left. A bungled 2nd clip could test your belayer's abilities. Well-featured, bulbous rock has you weaving a bit left and right as you stay near the arete. The difficult definitely eases after the 3rd bolt, but the highly featured rock makes one leery of roped flight.

Finally, belaying off to the side on this one is probably wise, since the rope knocked off rock while belaying here.

Location

This is currently the rightmost bolted line and ascends a darker, bulbous arete of sorts.

Protection

6 bolts and a chained 2 bolt anchor.

Warning!

Per Dave Clark 5.10: a big chunk (~100 lb) of the arete broke off under toe load today (3/12/17) near bolt 5.

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Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.8+
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.8+
Rock quality on this route is quite poor (worthy of a bomb rating), but the climbing is OK otherwise. One must be prudent to scrutinize every hold. Just pretend you're alpine climbing, except for those bolts. Oct 29, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.8+ PG13
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.8+ PG13
I don't think the route deserves a bomb rating. There is some loose rock, but it will likely get better over time. I think the crux is by the 1st bolt. It is a little runout at the top, but the climbing is easy where it is runout. Jun 17, 2016
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.8+
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.8+
A big chunk (~100 lb) of the arete broke off under toe load today near bolt 5. Injured the climber and near-death experience for the belayer. Bomb rating confirmed by falling bomb. Beware. Mar 12, 2017

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