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Tri-Burro Bridge 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 530', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Swain, Burkey, Downing Feb. 1999
Season: a sunny route until late afternoon
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Submitted By: Ken Klis on Jan 6, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Tri-Burro Bridge

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


5 pitches with each one getting harder (excluding the 3rd class pitch), 5th pitch is sustained and steep corner jams and stems. All belays fixed except first, some stations could use improvement.

1) After crossing chasm, climb slot (5.6) on right side of hueco covered wall with large block on its top, belay to the right 20 feet on flat rock. 130'

2) Crawl through brush and up and left to wall, 4th class chimney to perch. 100'

3) Straight up short crack which forces you left under overhang to a 5.8+ left corner with a thin discontinuous crack. 80'

4) More 5.8 corner that ends with an option to climb down and behind to a finger crack with pro or up a face runout to belay ledge below steep headwall with obvious crack. 90'

5) After a short bolted 5.10a face entry you stem the steep 5.10c corner with jams to the stance belay on the left wall. 130'

Descend via rappel with 2 ropes using each fixed belay station except the first (use the bolts above the hueco face for final rap)


Take the ramp right of Gemstone Gully a short way way up and right to the hueco-covered wall and climb its right side.


Many stoppers including brass, Aliens and hand-sized cams. Only a few wide pieces used.

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By Ken Klis
Jan 6, 2013

lost a gray Alien here on 1-4-13
By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
Jan 12, 2013

Cool! I was wondering when someone was going to add this route.


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