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From Tod Anderson's Rampart Range Rocks:
"A rare mantel provides the first crux. A strenuous highstep over a roof is followed by a fantastic layback rail at the top."
This is the 3rd bolted route from the left on the West Side of the Arena.
10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
Sep 11, 2011
I can't bring myself to give this one more than 1 star. The route felt quite inconsistent with a dirty slab start (never did figure out the mantle), followed by a slightly more featured section, ultimately followed by a polished, right-angling, overhanging crux that felt very sandbagged for the grade. It just didn't seem to flow well for us. There is great scenery from the West Side of The Arena, but be prepared for dirty rock and stiff grades on the left side of this wall.
Jun 11, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I don't really remember a mantle for some reason. The only thing I remember about the lower crux is a slippery looking small dish for a high step. An ok route, I gave it 2 stars as the protection was pretty good, and it is fairly long with decent climbing.
|By J. Albers|
Oct 10, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Hmmm. I don't recall the slab being dirty, and I thought the climbing up high was pretty fun (again, I don't recall any polished rock). I believe that the dish that slim refers to constitutes the mantel move on the route. Reasonably graded at low 5.10.