Type: Trad, 800 ft, 10 pitches
FA: Jeff Bullock and Paul Ribbi, June 2017
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Shared By: Brad Warne on Jul 10, 2017 with improvements by Anton B
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

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Description

A very enjoyable route. The rock is fantastic by Rockies standards and the protection is great. Some pitches can be combined, depending on your comfort for rope drag.  (Most logical to combine are P1 + P2, P3 + P4, then P7 to the tree before the large block on P8.  Rest of pitches should be done as is to maintain communication and avoid rope drag.)

Pitch 1: 25m 5.4 (3 bolts): Climb straight up through a few treed ledges

Pitch 2: 20m 5.4 (2 bolts): Climb slabs to the right of a right facing corner and then up and right to anchors.

Pitch 3: 25m 5.6 (5 bolts): Climb over small roof and then trend right to climb runnels.

Pitch 4: 15m 5.7 (3 bolts):

Pitch 5: 30m 5.8 (8 bolts): Climb up and left to first bolt and then straight up.

Pitch 6: 30m 5.6 (4 bolts): Up left to the first bolt and then trending right on gear and bolts.

Pitch 7: 20m 5.3 (No bolts): Up and right through shattered rock, staying away from loose gully. Finish just below large ledge.

Pitch 8: 35m 5.6 (2 bolts): Scramble up through some trees and then up the right side of a block. From here look for bolts on the wall above, climb straight up to a ledge.

Pitch 9: 25m 5.10c (9 bolts): Climb straight up from the belay on bolts. The crux comes at a small overlap, when the going gets tough, look left. Once through the crux, trend up and right.  No gear needed on this pitch - fully bolted.

Pitch 10: 20m 5.8 (4 bolts): Up and right around overlap and then back left.

Location

Once near the base of the cliff, traverse left approx. 200m until you reach a scrappy left facing corner, I believe there was a cairn here. Scramble up the corner and slightly right to a tree that should have some cord on it for a short rappel on the descent. From the tree walk up hill until you reach the cliff and then traverse left about 5m to the base of the route and another cairn.

Protection

Mostly bolt protected, some pitches might require gear.  A small rack from .5-3" is adequate. Bring runners if combining pitches. Single 60m rope will work for rappels.  All anchors have ring bolts.

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