REI Community
The Cleo Amphitheater
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barndoor T,TR 
Better When Dry T,TR 
Between the Queens TR 
Big Roof TR 
Colostomy T,TR 
Curved Wall T,TR 
Hang Dog T 
Jack of Spades T,TR 
King's Throne T,TR 
King's Valet, The T,TR 
Mickey Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mum T,TR 
Missing Link T 
Pinko T,TR 
Plank, The TR 
Queen's Face T,TR 
Queen's Throne T,TR 
Queens Clam, The T 
Sluggo TR 
Throne Room T,TR 
Tilted Tower T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 Corner T,TR 

The Plank 

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

Type:  TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
Page Views: 163
Submitted By: Bobrunning Running on Oct 17, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Louise starts the traverse.


The traverse is the crux. There is a horizontal crack that you shuffle your fingers across. Then reach around the corner with your right hand and pull around the corner.


The Devil's lake guide book lists this as route 28, The Plank. Start under the overhang, work your way to the face, then traverse right low around the bulge.


It would be a sketch to lead. The traverse section has little for protection. Past the traverse it would be easier to protect.

Photos of The Plank Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Watching the feet!
Watching the feet!
Rock Climbing Photo: "The Plank" 5.8 starts left and traverse...
BETA PHOTO: "The Plank" 5.8 starts left and traverse...

Comments on The Plank Add Comment
Show which comments
By Tradiban
Aug 13, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

This is very protectable. There are nice cam placements in the traverse but it's a short easy solo to get started.
By Ryan Strong
From: Golden, CO
Aug 13, 2011

What is that crack that exits the roof to the top of the formation?
By Tradiban
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

That's the end of this route I think.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About