All Locations > Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountai… > Tiers of Zion > B. Upper Tier > D. Fourth Triangle
Best Hamster Ever
Avg: 1.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft|
|FA:||Josh Pollock and Jake Waples, November 2015|
|Page Views:||529 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Josh on Nov 8, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis has 2 short pitches (or one very long pitch) of juggy, protectable fun. It would make a fine early lead for the aspiring tradster - there are many options for pro. The lower section is surprisingly steep, and the upper section flirts with exposure.
P1. The lower face offers a range of variations, from 5.1-3 on the right (west) to 5.4-5 on the left. There is even a way to start by pulling onto a bit of a bulge/overhang in the middle (5.5?). All lines are characterized by deep jugs and odd huecos. Climb either to the 2-bolt anchor (above the most obvious line, on the left) or to the high point of the lower section, where you can sling the horn.
P2. Engage the arete of the upper section. The easier start is on the west side, and the steeper, spicier start is on the arete itself. Follow the arete to the top, stepping out over the NE face as desired (cleaner climbing, nice exposure; you're climbing right above the face containing Takin' it Easy). Belay at the anchor bolts on the summit (shared anchor with Takin' it Easy).