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Maybe the Marmot Ate Your Baby 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Mike Morin, Matt Clark, K. Stricker, S. Bonfiglio, 07/12
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Submitted By: ErikaNW on Jul 15, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Maybe the Marmot Ate Your Baby.

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The crack starts wide and gradually tapers all the way to the bolted anchor. This has good stemming and lots of features on the right face if wide cracks are not your thing. It is a good beginner lead as it protects well - the new leader might appreciate having double #4s as well as a #5 cam.


Follow the gully on the west side of The Dungeon to near the top of the drainage - Marmot Tower will be on your left to the west. The climb is the obvious wide crack near the southeast base, look for the bolted anchor just below the giant roof.


2 bolt anchor with rap rings, SR + large cams (#4, and #5).

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crack gets good just past this point.
The crack gets good just past this point.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the 2 bolt anchor.
BETA PHOTO: At the 2 bolt anchor.

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By John Layko Torkleson
Aug 14, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Really nice climb. It has a little bit of everything. Big cams are going to make the leader feel a little safer. The trail up is pretty sparse in places. We just bush whacked up. You can't miss Marmot Tower. Get on it!

Can be toproped with a 60 meter from the bolted anchor.
By Jeremy C
From: Golden, CO
Oct 13, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Fun little spot. 2 or 3 stars for the grade/area. The crack doesn't start to get super cool until the last few moves. Easy to protect wherever you decide that you want protection along the way. This would be a good first lead for the aspiring trad leader as long as you have a few larger pieces.
By Noah Yetter
From: Lakewood, CO
Mar 19, 2017

Not 5.5. Not for beginners. Do not attempt without at least two #4s and a #5.

There's a #10 DMM Offset up there with a biner on it. If you happen to retrieve them, enjoy.
By Chris Ilg
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2017

I tend to agree with Noah. I would not put a first time trad leader on this route. IMHO this is a 5.6+ route. The "+" for being sustained at 5.6. The route does sew up nicely, but you will need a couple of large pieces (#4.5 Camalot) for the bottom half. Perfect hand jams near the top!

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