|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 325', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Hard old trad guys|
|Submitted By:||aaron voreis on May 18, 2007|
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By S. Stember
From: St. Paul, MN
Jul 11, 2007
|This route can be climbed in merely two pitches. The first two pitches can lead in one long pitch with a 60M rope. The route meanders a bit, so make sure to extend all your slings. It takes nuts really well, so bring a full run.|
May 20, 2013
How would people feel about adding rap anchors at the top of the left version of Chuck E. Cheese? I've climbed this excellent route many times, and there is a very obvious place at the end of the real climbing that would make good sense. The rap is from there to the top of pitch two, to the anchors on Back for Seconds (the steep crack route just to the right of C.E.C.).
By Scott Krankkala
From: Denver, CO
May 21, 2013
|I think some rap anchors up there would be a great idea. Although the walk off is pretty easy, it seems to make sense as there are anchors on the second pitch. I looked at a place on the face right above where the boulder with the rope is that could work as a rap/belay for both the left and right variations. Let me know if you want to throw some anchors in up there and I'll go with you.|
By matthew lloyd
From: Gunnison, Colorado
May 22, 2014
|Looks like someone did end up bolting the top of pitch 3. It is bolted below where the rope used to be. It looks good for the left version but is pretty bad for the right variation. If you are going to do the right variation, I would bring some rope with you to put around the boulder where the rope used to be and that you don't mind leaving along with a leaver biner, or just build an anchor and walk off.|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 3, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
What a stellar route! Seems popular, and deservedly so - good idea to get there early!
A few notes:
P1: the bulge may look intimidating but makes for a super fun layback - don't be tempted to try and wedge into the chimney! The move can be protected with a #4 Camalot (or maybe a #5?), but these big cams won't be of much use above this point.
P2: fun moves off the ledge. I found the pro to be a little run out in parts but over sections of easy climbing.
P3: we went left. Awesome fins/flakes/jugs.
N.B. We decided to rap off, following the instructions posted above. When descending from the anchors at the top of P2 to the anchors at the top of Back For Seconds, our 60m rope just barely made it - i.e., my brake hand was at the end knots of my rope (you remembered to knot your rope ends, right??) and was just barely able to clip the anchors at full stretch. If I were to rap this route again, I'd either (a) bring a 70m rope, (b) build a gear anchor at the ledge to safely belay to the final anchor station, or (c) walk off the top.