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Ame's Way 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 270'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bruce Eriksen, 2001
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Dane Casterson on Jun 25, 2007
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Description 

Start up the low-angle face past seven bolts to a chain anchor. Repeat two more times to the top and then do three 30 meter raps back down the way you came. A good cruiser that is thoughtfully bolted. Couldn't find a definite crux. Any two of the pitches can be easily combined.


Location 

This is the 11th route down the Pipeline Wall. Look for a large pine tree up on a ledge. The route is just to the right of the tree.


Protection 

7 draws total and a locker or two for the belays.



Photos of Ame's Way Slideshow Add Photo
A view of Telluride from the second belay.  Not bad.
A view of Telluride from the second belay. Not ba...
The via ferrata.  You can walk off the top of this climb back to the cars on the switchbacks.  Be ready for a skinny trail on top of the cliff.  Cables available to clip into at the narrowest parts.
BETA PHOTO: The via ferrata. You can walk off the top of this...
Looking over at pipeline, the right-leaning ramp is Ame's Way.
BETA PHOTO: Looking over at pipeline, the right-leaning ramp i...
The second belay station.  Semi-hanging.
The second belay station. Semi-hanging.
5-year-old daughter on the first pitch.
5-year-old daughter on the first pitch.
Leading the final pitch.
Leading the final pitch.
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By bluebirdpowderday
Sep 3, 2009

Great route for beginner climbers to follow. Excellent choice for your first multi-pitch. All you need is one 60 meter rope for this climb and for Skyline Arete directly to the right of Ame's Way. This route is well bolted, good anchors. Very fun. Great view of the Telluride Valley from the ledge at the top of the 3rd pitch. Shares the 3rd pitch anchors with Skyline Arete. Recommended route.

By mike67mike
From: Rochester, MN
Sep 10, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Great views. A nice addition is to walk off the top of the route. The top of this cliff band is the via ferrara and is a very skinny trail along the cliff with a bolted cable to anchor slings into on the thinnest parts. If you head towards Telluride on the via Ferrara instead of back towards the switchbacks, the trail eventually becomes non-existent and you traverse the cliff on steel steps while locked into a cable with safety chains. Tons of fun with great views.