|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 45'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Bernard Gillett, 2009|
|Season:||probably fall and spring are best|
|Submitted By:||Bernard Gillett on Jan 8, 2009|
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By Bernard Gillett
Jan 8, 2009
NOTES: I did this rope solo, and always have a difficult time deciding on a rating when soloing. Be ready for a letter grade or two difference either way (or perhaps 5.10c is right on). The route was put up in winter on a day where the high in Loveland was in the lower 60s. Because the route was in the shade (and may be in the shade all day during winter), it was a bit chilly, though certainly climbable. The river crossing was easy (ice bridges and rock hopping) -- I have no idea how the river crossing will be in different times of the year, though I suspect wading across in the fall will present no undue difficulties.
It's a really cool route. I'd give it 4 stars except that
A) it's short
B) it's the only route (at present) in the area.
Item B is easily overlooked as one can climb at Mary's Bust all day long (0.3 mile up canyon), and hit this route before or after. It only takes 5 minutes to get to the route.
By allen simons
Jan 21, 2009
|Bernard, I cant wait to give it a go. Allen|
From: Estes Park CO
Jan 20, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
|Nice find. Climbed this and the splitter around the corner today. Two very cool, albeit, short routes. J|