Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 8 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Antoine Savelli, 2014 (?)|
|Page Views:||181 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Telluride Mountain Club on Oct 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis new addition from Antoine Savelli is on the sunny SW corner of the Ophir Wall and has a 5-minute approach. A casual long route with great views, it links up several different sections of high-quality rock. This is an easy way to get up high quickly with low commitment.
Some pitches require a little steep, loose hiking in between them, and fixed lines guide the way to belay stations. Watch for loose rocks, especially on the hiking sections and when pulling rappel ropes.
With the exception of a few moves on P5, all pitches are in the 5.7 to 5.8 range. Well-bolted, slabby face climbing makes this route fast and cruisy. It's nice to have a few small pieces of gear in between bolts on a few pitches. Many of the pitches can be combined, but watch for rope drag.
LocationPark at a pullout on the north side of the Ophir road, 250 yards after turning off CO Hwy. 145, before the main Ophir Wall parking farther up. Head east up into the woods on a faint trail to the cliffs. Look to the slabs on your left, and spot the first pitch's obvious bolts.
Go up. Rap down.
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