All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > Palisade Mountain > The Temple of Tao
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
Routes in The Temple of Tao
|Dragon Enters the Corner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Drunken Master T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Frog Prince, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Heng Chuan Corner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|My Turn T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Penguin Arete T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Treacherous T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Vulgar Display of Power T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Your Turn T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Zig Zag Rope Drag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 115 ft|
|FA:||K. Duncan and D. Humphrey, 2016|
|Page Views:||161 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Ken Duncan on Apr 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is 5.11b or 5.9+ depending on which variation you use to start the climb. It has fun arete climbing on crisp, positive edges with the option of a difficult mantel start. Both variations would be four stars if it weren't for the easier section in the middle.
Gentoo variation (right start), 5.9+: climb the easy slab right of the start of Drunken Master past two bolts. Step left to the slab/arete, and ascend it past two more bolts. Climb the easy corner until you can step right onto the face at a bolt, and follow the face and arete to a two bolt anchor.
Emperor variation (left start), 5.11b: follow a left-angling crack to a bolted overhang, do a difficult mantel, then follow Penguin Arete to the anchors.
Descent: rap with a 70m rope which barely reaches. Knot the ends!