|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Winkelman & Bearzi, 1994|
|Submitted By:||Josh Janes on Jun 25, 2007|
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By Brian Milhaupt
From: Golden, CO
Jul 17, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
|Linking pitches 2 and 3 is probably the best way to go. I didn't see a good belay stance and climbing the entire corner makes for a natural pitch. The directness and great movement make this a four star climb. I subtract one star for the dangerous nature of the final pitch. Tiptoe through the stacked blocks carefully.|
By Mark Ferguson
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
|Although short and not a lot of climbing for such a long walk, this route is awesome. The crux pitch is one of the best pitches I have done in RMNP.|
By Mike Tsuji
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 13, 2015
|The crux pitch is one of the best in the park. If it were a couple pitches taller or closer to a trailhead, it would be a top five classic route.|
By Dylan Cousins
Jul 16, 2015
On pitch two, as soon as the climbing in the dihedral starts to get difficult, look right and step onto the arete. Follow that for ~40 feet (runner your gear). Then step back into the dihedral at the obvious stance. RPs are nice for this pitch.
I felt that the dihedral on the third pitch was easier than .10c and protected very well. It offers better climbing than on the second pitch and is very easily combined with that one.
The crux pitch is a real stunner and is incredibly fun.
Last pitch is not that bad and offers some fun juggy climbing. There's gear too, just take your time.
By Josh Janes
Jul 16, 2015
|Dylan, thanks for that great addition to the original description!|