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Mountain Magic

V5, Boulder, 15 ft (5 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: unknown to me
Colorado > Lyons > St Vrain Canyons > N Fork of the S… > Big Elk Meadows… > Sanctuary


I am adding this because it is slightly inobvious but a must-do for the grade at the Sanctuary. 

Climb the dirty-looking face in between The Arete and Devil's Face, mostly utilizing slopers, pinches, and crimps on two parallel tufa-like features. The right 'tufa' is easy to spot and tan in color. Although the problem looks dirty, all the holds that you need are super solid, and the movement is technical, varied, and engaging.

To me, this felt harder than Devil's Face but not nearly as hard as Threat Condition Delta.


Several pads and a spotter or two. This has a flat landing but highish topout and committing movement.

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