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Middle Way T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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Type: Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 490 total · 30/month
Shared By: Tim Meehan on Apr 11, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a pleasant multi-pitch climb up slabs and corners on the otherwise smooth, low angle central portion of Sisters Rock. The route has the feel of a Flatiron east face route but for the granite and quiet view of the continental divide.

The climb can be made more or less difficult depending on your route choice. Staying in corners and near flakes, there are plenty of holds and places for protection. Move a little left or right, and you have smooth slab climbing with small crimps and less protection.

The route can not be sewn up, but something is usually available within 5 to 10 feet. It only feels run out just below the major horizontal ramp, halfway up, coming out of a corner and over a bulgy slab. There are many belay ledges to choose from.

If necessary, you can bail just under half way up, via a large, horizontal ramp. You can easily walk off the slab at the top of the climb.

The rock quality is pretty good on this route, and the slab is surprisingly clean considering it gets little traffic, but the lack of traffic means that holds are not tested, and loose rocks are not cleaned on a regular basis. There are places where the surface is exfoliating, so double check your feet on the slabby sections.

Location

Directions to Sisters Rock are given on the Sisters Rock page. The approach to Middle Way is shown on the approach and walk off photo, below.

Protection

A standard rack. There are no fixed pins or bolts.

Photos

Tim Meehan
Boulder, CO
  5.6
Tim Meehan   Boulder, CO
  5.6
No doubt, this line has been climbed before, but there is very little documentation, so please contribute any history you have. Apr 12, 2017

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