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Pirouette 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Oct 1, 2005

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Nathan making moves through the crux of Pirouette....

Description 

This route is located on the right side of the canyon about 150 feet from the mouth. It climbs an obvious, splitter finger crack in a smooth slab.

This is one of the best 5.7 finger cracks around and a must do for the grade. Follow the splitter crack for about 50 feet until you do a rising traverse up and to the right. Rap from the bolt anchor above Air Arete, 5.10.

Protection 

Gear to #2 Camalot, with extra finger-sized cams.


Photos of Pirouette Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A big smile after climbing Pirouette. I seemed to ...
A big smile after climbing Pirouette. I seemed to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim Meyer leading on on of the funnest 5.7s around...
Jim Meyer leading on on of the funnest 5.7s around...
Rock Climbing Photo: What a nice place to climb!
What a nice place to climb!
Rock Climbing Photo: At the T.R. anchors to the right.
At the T.R. anchors to the right.
Rock Climbing Photo: John cruising the route.
John cruising the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pirouette in Telluride - July 4, 2010.
Pirouette in Telluride - July 4, 2010.

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By Anonymous Coward
Nov 29, 2005

The climb can be continued up and left through a chimney feature. Then find a tree with slings to rap off.
By John Peterson
Jul 4, 2006

Nice route but really pretty short. A couple of #0.5 Camalots sew up the crux.
By bluebirdpowderday
Sep 3, 2009

This route is wonderful. You can find it on the right 200' up the canyon. It starts with 25' of fingers with solid stances for gear and ends with stemming in a chimney. It trends left at the top and into a wider crack system. I love this route....
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Aug 23, 2011

Pretty easy & super fun.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 3, 2016

According to the old guide I have, this route tops out to the left. However on 10/1/2016 there were no anchors up there that I could find.