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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 6 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jess Lewis & Bobby Lewis
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Submitted By: Jess Lewis on Aug 17, 2014

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Mountain goat on pitch 5.


D4 is a beautiful route on the right side of the Davis Face. Steep with clean lines and moderate climbing, D4 climbs mostly in the 5.9 range with a few bouldery 5.10 moves in a couple of different places. Unlike its sister climb, D3, D4 is bolted in a more traditional manner with bolts spaced about 10 - 15 feet apart.

Every pitch has a double bolt anchor with rap rings. Two 60m ropes are needed to rap the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on pitch 3.
Climbers on pitch 3.


This route starts just south of Harvey Carter. There is an obvious ramp that climbs up and right from the base. Walk up the ramp to start the climbing. To get off the route, rap at any of the belay stations.


A standard rack of quickdraws and anchor material for bolted anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on pitch 2 of D4.
Climbers on pitch 2 of D4.

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By Johnny MacKinnon
From: Leadville, CO
Sep 9, 2014

Climbed this route the other day. Fun movement, ample protection, and good position. A bit of loose rock here and there but overall a good quality line. Thx!

My main feedback is that the belays are in odd places. I would recommend bringing a light rack so you can belay at the natural breaks in the route and not at the awkward hanging stances. We were able to make comfy belays off a few cams and the many shiny bolts on route.
By Bobby Lewis
Sep 13, 2014

Thanks for the input. I moved the anchors at P1 and P2 to better stances. All the rest are good I think. Also, someone marked some bolts with orange tape that I suspect they were hoping would be moved or placed on more solid rock. I replaced some of those today and will get the rest next week.
By Zak Munro
From: VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
Sep 27, 2014

Fun climbing, short cruxy sections, but never sustained. Climbed this in 3 pitches, big thanks for putting this up!
By Andre Spino-Smith
Mar 29, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Very fun line. Thanks, Jess and Bobby, for putting it up!

We rappelled the route with a single 60 meter rope. A 70 would have been nice, but there's no real need to bring two ropes.
By Jordan Winters
From: Minturn, CO
Apr 6, 2015

Another nice moderate that tops out the Davis Face. Glad to see some more development on this little gem of a wall. We pitched it out, but in hindsight, we could have linked a few. Meat of the climb is pitches 2 and 3. Fun stuff, thanks to Bobby and Jess for putting it up.
By portercassidy
From: UT/CO
Jun 28, 2015

Climbed this today.

We linked pitches 1-2 and 3-4. This only left a small amount of climbing to the summit, I am guessing the topo has changed with the new belay stances.

We rapped the route with a 70m rope.

Thanks for your work!
By RMueller
From: Buena Vista, CO
Feb 18, 2016

One of the best routes I've done in the area. If visiting, it's worth seeking out.

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