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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  TR, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006

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Sara climbing the main face.

Please stay on main trail when setting top ropes MORE INFO >>>


Slightly easier than the left-most route.


Bolted top-anchor. Use long anchor cord.

Lead bolts are push-button compression bolts and insufficient for lead climbing.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 17, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Like most of the routes of the west face, starts with a little spice but quickly eases off. Fun route nevertheless.
By Parker Alec Cross
From: Provo, UT
Jun 17, 2011

The anchor bolts for the top rope are horrible. One pulled out within the last five days. Make sure to bring webbing to sling to a rock for added protection. You need minimum three pieces of protection, and at least one piece should be a rock with webbing as a backup.
By James Roe
May 8, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Just an update... there are plenty of bolts all over the top of the routes around here for top ropes now. Rock quality is decent, don't know why some people say it's bad. Good for getting a first time climber more than 60ft up!
By Matt Hooper
May 20, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Nice TR bolts, epoxied in and in good shape. This route has a third as well to make a real bomber anchor.
By Bob Klaas
From: Long Beach, CA
Jul 11, 2017

Climbed this yesterday on top rope. At the very top of the rock formation, the bolts are solid. Apparently, they were replaced in 2016. This wall has a ledge that you mantle onto about 75ft up and then climb another 10ft to the tip top. If your anchor is short, you may experience rope drag in two separate places. It's not a bad idea to bring some long chord or a static rope. If you don't want rope drag while lowering, you could always just rap or walk off. All in all, a fun slabby route with a great view.

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