|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 480'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]|
|FA:||Josh Gross, Madoline Gross, Adam Baxter, 5/17/11|
|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Submitted By:||Josh Gross on Jul 13, 2012|
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From: Estes Park, CO
Aug 8, 2012
|Pitches 2 and 3 are stellar, steep crack climbing. 3+ stars for those pitches alone. The rest of the route is moderate and not of the same quality. With its short pitches and in your face (re: splitter!) cruxes, this route is reminiscent of Eldo with a little granite flavor. The gear is excellent where you want it and the climbing moderate where its not. Overall, a worthy outing. Thanks for finding this, Josh!|
By Kat A
From: Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Sep 12, 2016
Walk-off descent option: from the top of the formation, head north a short distance then take the first gully system down. Steep and vegetated but negotiable, staying towards the left side. Short section of 5.4 downclimb just before reaching the ground. Ca. 30-40 min. back to the base.
Pitch 1 R rating is warranted IMO. You can belay off a red Alien, #0.75, #2 Camalots (rock quality is mediocre here).
Pitch 2 felt 5.11c/d; super fun, cortortionist moves to pull over the lip then hard face moves. Well-protected and can be aided if need be.
Pitch 3 start is thin and technical. Small stoppers are useful.
By Matt Combs
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 23, 2016
|Nice route with a very short approach for RMNP. We had no trouble linking pitches 1 and 2 with some long slings. Pitches 4 and 5 link as well.|