This route has great movement as a steep crack system follows to the left while the clipping happens on the right arete. Start on blocky, 11- climbing gaining the arete at which point heel hooking and crimping take over as the crack peters out. End on moderate terrain to the top.
This is the obvious steep route on the East Rib.
Draws. Although this route is well-bolted, take care on a fall to not hit the buttress behind you. The higher you get on the route (crux) the safer the fall becomes.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 12, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Please take heed to the warning on fall potential, you could very easily hit the buttress directly behind the climber on this route. The climbing is VERY fun, though!