One of the longest routes at the Compound, going all the way to the lip of the ampatheater. Shares the same classic start as Gun Town but take a hard right after clipping the long red (now a chain) draw at the ninth bolt. Make a few big reaches on good holds to get to the sandstone ledge. Here you can find a great rest (hint: look at the Knezek guide book). Get it all back then launch into the final steep head wall making some big moves on some great slopers and pinches.
No distinct crux. You just need a lot of power-endurance and the right body position to hang on at the end. Amazing movement from bottom to top.
17 bolts and a pair of chain anchors.
|By Spencer Anderson|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 16, 2012
Thought this ending was better than Gun Tower. Maybe a little soft for the grade particularly with the rest. Also the sling on the last draw was getting cut up pretty bad by some of the sharp cobbles. I would have switched it but didn't have any draws with me.
|By Matthew Garvin|
Jun 24, 2013
The draw at the anchor has been removed as of 6-23-13. There are now two carabiners which seemed to fix the problem but keep an eye on you rope just to be safe.