This route is a bit adventurous and somewhat chossy, especially if one gets off route - just be careful, wear a helmet, etc. The 2 hardest sections are where the route is steepest in the middle and at the end.
Continue up the loose scree slope after passing the alcove routes (County Line
). Just before you reach the top of the saddle spot the line of bolts going up the west facing buttress on your left. Lowering off/rapping with one rope requires a 60m, and watch the ends!
I can't remember for sure, but I think around 12 bolts - take a couple extra draws just in case. 2 bolts w/rings at the top.
Susanna lowered after follow - amazing views.
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 5, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The approach is steep and loose much like the rest of the Southwest Alcove. Rope management is interesting over the first roof, expect some drag. Definitely chossy, but good feet most of the way up, just be careful as you find your hands. Wear a helmet, belayer might want one too. I'm 95% sure it's 11 bolts to a two bolt anchor. This will take ALL of your 60m rope, so a 70m isn't a bad idea if you're paranoid (like me). Killer views of the Palace and the Poudre from the top.