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|Type:||Trad, 50 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Tony Bubb, Joseffa Meir, 12/6/15|
|Page Views:||403 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Dec 6, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climbing is NOT ADVISED. Social distancing is challenging in Eldorado Canyon SP with climbing. The park office is closed. Warnings (& possible evictions from the SP) may be issued for violations of the social distancing requirement for a minimum of 6 feet between people not in the same household. In addition, touching surfaces contacted by others, which occurs on climbing routes and between climbing partners sharing equipment & rope(s), is a risk.
Rescues related to this sport are highly technical, require a large number of rescue personnel and equipment, and they generally result in an ambulance ride to the hospital. Please respect the statewide state-at-home order.
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The sword, a 30' x 3' x 1' thick flake, is tightly in contact at the bottom, and wedged at the top on the left, however, and does not seem to be actually a matter of impending doom upon closer inspection, as opposed to suspended by a single horse's hair....
Yet with the fun of climbing, one is reminded of the ever present peril of Damocles.
Head back South from the top of Rope To Ruin, presuming you have climbed that pitch to arrive here. Go just below a few small trees and up into a corner directly below the hanging corner. Alternate cams and sidepulls in the right and left side of the flake to its top, wondering at times if the giant spike you are on will fall in our geologic era, or far later.
As you get to the top, you will see that it is actually pretty solid.
At the top of the corner, traverse a few meters left to a large tree with rap slings. Up and to the climber's left, one can see the finish of Handcracker Direct. Up and to the right, one can see the top pitch of the Rhombohedral.
Rap here, or finish on one of those, or their alternates.