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Prima Nocta  

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 2/12
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Submitted By: MJM on Mar 16, 2012

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Chris at C2. Tina (R) starting The Baroque Period,...


Start several feet left of The Baroque Period.

Start with using the flake on the left and the face on the right to gain C1. On top of the flake, go straight up on big holds to a stance at C3. This next slightly harder section gets you moving up on some reachy good holds then a great lefty pocket to more big holds for 3 more clips to a spacious ledge. Jog left to clip C7, and then step right and continue straight up on a great flake then great edges/pockets and finally some sharp rock to the chains.


This is in between The Baroque Period & Period Epic.


11 clips to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A great March day.
A great March day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris starting Prima Nocta.
Chris starting Prima Nocta.

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By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 31, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Felt like a series of boulder problems between easier moves.

The climb goes up a broken area with some loose rock.

Was harder for my 5'0" girlfriend...a bit reachy at a few of the cruxes.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Apr 20, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Looks like a pile but climbs well and keeps you on your toes!
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Mar 27, 2017

LOOONG with lots of easy climbing and two distinct 5.8 cruxes. Very well-protected and a great warm-up!

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