Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 296 total · 11/month
Shared By: Kyle Harris on Sep 22, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

Route 66 ascends a wide, dirty crack.

Location

Climb to the right of Water World.

Protection

Medium to large cams with a piton just before the top of the first slot.

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Stephano Terjak
  5.9 PG13
Stephano Terjak  
  5.9 PG13
Route 66! Aye, you better be ready to deal with & enjoy, just about all types of climbing on this old school, adventure classic -- everything from solid granite to stacked blocks to lichen, moss, & tree detritus. I've looked at this route for years and finally had the chance to climb it with a much stronger climber than myself today. To begin, we waded Boulder Creek up above our knees to get to the dry boulders at the base of the route where we harnessed and geared up. I chose to keep my now soaked La Sportiva Ghanda Guide boots on to climb and was very glad I did as the granite is hard and the cracks are wider. Bring it all from smallest Aliens to a #4 BD Camalot, you will use most if not all. Also bring a good nut tool, 'cause you will probably be doing some gardening. The climbing ranged from 5.5 mossy slab at the top to 5.9+ slot/wide crack physicality down low. Four half pitches, diverse and full focus one and all. While I was belaying, I looked down at the happy whitewater creek with a flyfisherman and thought +++ this is Colorado! As Kellen said: "I had a blast!" Jul 5, 2017