This is the first hard route on the Ophir Wall, it has never been seconded. It was put up and freed in 1996.
First pitch: this has a 5a or 5.9 move. It is an average pitch, bring pro or use first pitch of Goldrush, which is much better.
Second pitch: 8c/8c+ or 5.14d/15a. It has a very tricky sequence up high and is sustained for 6 meters. Otherwise, it is quite reasonable.
This is on the Lower East Buttress, Jungle Gym, behind our house. It has a 3 minute approach.
|By Brendan Douglas|
Aug 16, 2013
I would love to see a repeat of this route. If it is actually confirmed as 9a/14d, it would be one of the hardest routes, sport or otherwise, in all of Colorado.