|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 190'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||Tom E. & Tom Austin, 1981|
|Submitted By:||Joe Keyser on Sep 8, 2002|
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By pete cogan
Aug 2, 2004
|There is a 2 bolt anchor at 100 feet. You can just rap it with a 60m rope. Fun route.|
By Tom A.
From: Co. Springs
Jan 29, 2008
|First ascent Tom Austin and Tom E. 1981. Steve Cheney called this Tom Squared one afternoon after looking at pictures.|
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 5, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
|This was a great climb. The rock is excellent and the steep 5.7 parallel finger cracks on the 2nd pitch were really fun. The view from the top of Parachute Rock is fantastic. The anchors and rap rings for both belay stations are in great shape. We rapped down.|
Oct 31, 2016
I enjoyed this climb and would do it again. I stayed closer to the right by the major crack on the first pitch and chose not to belay from the rings. Instead I moved to the right, onto what looked like a pile of loose rock but actually has a nice stance and is clean.
Because it was windy the day I climbed it, I chose to belay at the base of the final headwall and turned it into 3 pitches. This helped to deal with rope drag and communication issues. The ledge at the base of the head wall has a lot of loose rock, so be careful.
Also at the base of the headwall, there are rope eating rocks! Be mindful as you pull the rope for the rappels!
I really wished the last pitch was longer! Great exposure (in comparison to the first pitch) and bomber hands and feet.