|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|Submitted By:||James Garnett on Jul 20, 2003|
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By nick moeckel
Mar 8, 2005
|Fun moves up to and through the roof, especially if you take the slabby start. Above the roof the climbing wasn't anything special.|
Sep 22, 2015
|The roof is fun.|
By Matt Bentley
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 6, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trident is a great, though short, route with a fun, challenging roof. The roof move is the only reason this route is 5.7, and I found that a nice drop knee on a flake on the leftmost crack was an easy answer to this big roof.
The rest of the route is typical Flatiron slabby stuff, and the beginning can be made harder by climbing the slabby parts to the left or right of the 4th Class scramble listed as the official start.
To toprope this route, hike around the back of the 3rd Pinnacle and up an easy barely-4th-Class scramble to the summit, and loop some boulders and flakes with long slings or cord. Other passive gear is really easy to place at the top for an anchor, so bring along your stoppers and hexes if you've got 'em.
Beware of the tree, as it's a bit in the way, particularly as you throw your rope down.