REI Community
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Little on the Ugly Side T,S 
Air Voyager With Report S 
Automotive Supply House T 
Baalbek T 
Baldwin's Chimney T 
Banana Hammock 
Bat Guano Crack (mistakenly aka B-G Crack) T 
Bat Heaven T,TR 
Blood Sport TR 
Bombay T 
Bombs Away aka B52 T 
Bug Squad T 
Campsite Host Boulder 
Candlestick T 
Cannonball T 
Captain Nemo T 
Central Scrutinizer, The T 
Cool Hand Luke T 
Cornelius T 
Crankenstein T 
Cupcake T 
Deception T 
Deep Throat T 
Drunken Redneck Rappellers S 
Dual T 
Easy Jam T 
Ejector-Rejector TR 
Elevator T 
Escalator T 
Etude For The Left Hand TR 
Etude For The Right Hand S 
Failure to Communicate T 
Father 1 T 
Final Cut, The T,S 
Finally T 
Flare Thee Well T 
Flying Buttress T 
Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated T,TR 
Fourth of July Roof T 
Friday the 13th T 
Friday the 13th, Part 2 T 
Ghost Dance T 
Grand Traverse, The T 
Gravity's Rainbow T 
H & H Grunt T 
Hairlip T 
Hamburger Crack T 
Handjacker T 
Harder Than Your Husband T 
Hemoglobin T,TR 
Hesitation Blues T 
Horticulture T 
Humper T 
Hurley-Fowler T 
I'm Spartacus T 
In The Dark T 
In the Groove T 
Jim Jam T 
Jim Jam Junior T 
Joke T 
Kiai T 
Knee Grinder T,TR 
Knothole T 
Left Torpedo Tube T 
Lower Progressive T 
Lower Slot and Upper Slot T 
Lower Slot Left T 
Lucky You T 
Max Factor T 
MaxiLash T 
Middle Parallel Space T 
Mother 1 T 
Murphy's Law 
Nemo's Nemesis S 
Nemo's Toad T,TR 
New Mutant T 
Nitrogen Narcosis T 
Octagon T 
October Light T 
Old Eyeful T 
Outrider S 
Par Four T,TR 
Petite Tarsalation T,TR 
Piton Perch T 
Popcorn Farce T 
Postman, The T,S 
Pretty S 
Republic, The 
Right Parallel Space T 
Right Torpedo Tube T 
Right Winger T 
Shotgun Willy  
Sitdown Seam 
Slab Stealer T 
Slat T 
Slick and Superficial T,S 
Slit T 
Slut T,TR 
Soak'em In Cider 
Stand and Deliver S 
Step Ladder T 
Stinkzig T 
Straight 4 Ward T,TR 
Stranded at Sea T 
Sun Up To Sundown 
Tarsalation T,TR 
Ted's Trot T 
Thin Lizzy T 
Thunderbolt T 
Twinkle Toes 
Unknown Crystal Slab 
Unknown Mantle 
Upper Progressive T 
Upper Slot Left T 
Vault T 
Vedajuicer, The T 
Vulture Direct T 
W.C. Fields T 
Wall-To-Wall T 
War Zone T,S 
Where the Sidewalk Ends 
Whipping Boy T 
Willem Dafoe's Blood Penis TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Etude For The Right Hand 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
Page Views: 463
Submitted By: Steve Marr on Sep 17, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (40)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
This slab requires intense concentration.

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>


Etude For The Right Hand is located on the Practice Slab on the southeast side of the Nautilus. It climbs the right side of an easy, textured slab past three bolts and makes for an ideal beginner's climb. Other than that, there's not much to recommend it unless you're already in the neighborhood.


3 bolts to a 2-bolt chain anchor.

Photos of Etude For The Right Hand Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Erik Marr at the anchors on Etude for the Right Ha...
Erik Marr at the anchors on Etude for the Right Ha...

Comments on Etude For The Right Hand Add Comment
Show which comments
By Anonymous Coward
May 19, 2004

any one know why the bolts are gone from this?bolt replacement?seems odd that the 2 off the deck are gone but the top and the anchor are still there.
By Chris Zeller
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 7, 2006

The hanger is missing from the bolts low down on this route. It looks like it was removed/chopped. The bolt is still there if you are comfortable slinging it.

I just toproped it after having led Cornelius on the opposite side of the formation. Pro is ample on that crack climb and from the top its an easy walk to the anchors which fortunately are still there.
By Steve Prager
From: Laramie, Wy
Oct 2, 2006

Nice slab, suggest TR as the 3rd hanger and bolt are currently missing. I would guess ground fall potential with a fall from high on the route.
By Charles Danforth
From: L'ville, CO
Apr 20, 2008

A nice warm-up for later climbs. Second half of the climb is a bit runout (no protection), but very easy. By the time you're in ground-fall territory, you're in 4th class terrain.
By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
May 21, 2012

Good way to access the shelf and routes atop Flying Buttress. Third bolt is still missing, but really easy there. You could get down from the shelf via these anchors, but prob easier/cleaner to rap from Flying Buttress anchors.
By BobSeth
Jul 9, 2012

Someone took it upon themselves to not only replace the bolt on this climb but also bolted the left side of the formation. It's one thing to replace a missing bolt. It's another to take it upon yourself to bolt the route to the left that has for years been a TR climb that doesn't need some yahoo bolting it. In case that person is reading this, just so you know, we'll be heading back up tomorrow to chop, chop, chop.
By bart cubrich 1
Jun 6, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

As of a few days ago, the bolts on both lines are still there. I don't think it is to terrible to bolt the other line, as it is rather tall and can be an exciting lead. It's more fun to lead than to TR.
By CO_Michael
Jun 30, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

All the bolts are there and stamped ASCA.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About