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|Type:||Sport, 160 ft (48 m), 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||David A. Turner on Jul 1, 2018|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Per Bob Siegrist: as of 6/11/20, the parking areas are no longer blocked off. RMNP is open.
Per Matt B: this area is currently closed to all visitors due to temporary RMNP closures. The entire parking area is blocked off. Please do not threaten access to this area by climbing during this closure to all visitors.
These are pitches 3 & 4 of a much longer link-up named The Golden Staircase. It can be done as its own climb, as can different sections of the Staircase. Check out the climbs under the Woodstone and The Druid formations for other sections of the route.
Pitch 1: climb left edge of slab to semi-hanging belay. This is fun 5.9.
Pitch 2: climb steepening rock, turn the left edge, and climb a headwall overhanging a deep chasm. It has great position and movement; 11a.
Walk off the top to the south, and circle back to your pack on the west side of Half and Half, or link Sharksfin, etc.
I don't remember an exact bolt count, but 14 or 15 quickdraws should be enough for the protection bolts and anchors.
Per Doug Haller: if you link the pitches, you need 16 draws plus something for the anchors.