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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mark Felty, Tod Anderson
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Submitted By: Tod Anderson on Jul 21, 2002

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Located just to the right of Dusty Trail this route generally follows a low angle blunt arete. Although low angle, the arete is deceptively smooth in places. Overall, the climbing is fairly continuous at a reasonable level on very good stone. Be careful, this stretches a 60m rope! This goes to the same anchor as Dusty Trail. One minor runout at midheight can be minimized with a 3/4" cam.


10 bolts.

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By Gern Blinston
Sep 28, 2002

We needed maybe a No.2 or less after the the 4th bolt, maybe,only because it was wet. Good route. Slabby, Platte rock and good for advanced beginners.
By Anonymous Coward
Nov 4, 2002

Advanced beginners, eh? I recall when 5.9+ was the domain of hard men.
By Darin Lang
May 27, 2003
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Right up there with Wrinkles in Time as one of the best 5.9 sport climbs anywhere. Especially for advanced beginners such as myself.
By richard magill
Jun 2, 2003

Probably the best bolted 5.9 I've done, and a good deal harder than bolted 5.9 routes you would find in Clear Creek or Boulder Canyon.

Awesome position, with Pike's Peak in the background and mostly unburnt forest stretching to the horizon.
By Jeremy
From: Boulder, CO
May 14, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Good warmup. I don't recall a runout section. The harder parts were well-bolted.
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Jul 31, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Quality stone, nice and long, great movement, what more could you want? Small hand holds and an absence of footers at the crux will get your attention for sure. Agree with Darin & Richard, one of the better .9 sport routes around.

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