Pitch 1: The 5.7 crux move is getting off the ground -- up a six foot vertical slab with good holds for hands. After this steep start and clipping the first bolt above, the rest of the 1st pitch is mostly 5.5ish -- fairly low angle, and mostly big holds to the anchors. It's a little run out, but the climbing is easy. There are about 6 bolts to the anchors.
Pitch 2: This is an easy, short pitch, straight up, with mostly slabbly climbing on fairly low angle rock for another 60 feet. There are about 5 bolts to the anchors. It starts out at about 5.6 and gets easier the higher you climb.
Descent: rappel the route in two rappels from the top.
You could easily combine the two pitches into a single long pitch of about 150 feet.
I highly recommend Stewart Green's "Rock Climbing Colorado, 2nd edition"
guidebook for a great description of the routes in the Tanner Dome area and throughout Colorado!
On Tanner Dome, this route is the farthest right of the moderates (#6 in the photo). It's about 30 feet right and up the hill from "Amp Right
If done in two pitches, you just need 6 quickdraws.
A view of the parking lot/surrounding areas from t...
Myself, starting the first pitch of the ultra clas...
Jake Reaves climbing starting the first pitch of t...
Jake Reaves climbing topping out the first pitch o...
Millz and I on top of the second pitch.
Looking down from the top of the second pitch.
Matt belaying the second pitch.
Rich rappels Tanner Classic.
BETA PHOTO: Hoot at the start of Tanner Classic.
By Daniel H. Bryant
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 27, 2013
To me, it felt like the crux was between bolts 2 and 3 of the second pitch. If you're feeling a bit run out before the anchors on the first pitch, you can protect the small crack to the left with a #0.5 Camalot. A good climb!