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Things Of Beauty (aka Interstate I-70 Towers)
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Bug-Eyed Monster 


Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus: A0+ [details]
FA: Paul Ross, Paul Gardner, Feb. 22, 2001
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jan 3, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Me on possibly the 2nd ascent.


This is situated just above Tom Thumbs Tallywag. The approach was made from above. P1) Follow nail heads with tie-offs to a slippery summit.


This is located above Tom Thumbs Tallywag. See the photo of the Mt. Garfield area. It lies in the same canyon as The Fortress. Walk 15 minutes from the Garfield parking area west parallel to I-70 passing a fence line.


Tie-offs, rope.

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P. Ross on the FA of Bug-Eyed Monster.
P. Ross on the FA of Bug-Eyed Monster.
A) Bug-Eyed Monster. B) Tom Thumbs Tallywag. C) Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
A) Bug-Eyed Monster. B) Tom Thumbs Tallywag. C) Ma...
On the top.
On the top.
Me on possibly the 2nd ascent.
Me on possibly the 2nd ascent.
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By Brian C.
From: Loveland, CO
Sep 24, 2012
rating: C0

Climbed this a few days ago with my buddy, Noah. Great route, Paul! It certainly seemed more stable than the Sword. Wondered if we were the 2nd ascent?

I needed something more casual after belaying Noah up the 2nd ascent of Tom Thumb's Tallywag being convinced it was going to fall over and kill us both. Fun, fun, fun! Can't wait to go back already!

From: Cumbria.UK
Nov 3, 2012

Have a go at Mad Dogs and Englishmen... you might be able to approach the start from the bottom, but I suggest crampons.