Circle, Square, and the Triangle
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Joseffa Meir a long way down, following 'Circle Sq...
This is a inviting looking bolt line just right of the ??/Luhr's Route aka Right Dihedral. It shares the same start. It is slopey, slabby, face climbing with modern bolts. With traffic, this route will change. It has a 3 bolt anchor and a 160 foot rappel. You might reach the belay of ??/Luhr's Route aka Right Dihedral. This route seems out of place in the desert.
Addendum: I included the guidebook rating for the route. It felt a touch stiff to an average climber.
15 quickdraws and something for the anchors.
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Joseffa Meir alomst finished on 'Circle Square and...
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|Comments on Circle, Square, and the Triangle
|By Anonymous Coward|
Oct 31, 2004
Very thin slab route. Definitely at least a 5.10b if climbed the day after rain. The sand on the rock makes smearing a very delicate process. Also, be sure to bring enough draws (probably at least 13) and there is no good anchors for a single rope rap, so bring two cords. Last few bolts kinda run out at the top makes it a very exciting summit.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 9, 2005
I think the route is pretty hard for 5.9, and that's not just after a rain. The number of moves with climbing at the 5.9 level is significant, and there were a few cruxes that seemed harder. Perhaps this was a poor warm-up to the area, or perhaps I was not climbing well, but I and my partner (both at least solid 5.10 climbers) found this route to be an insecure challenge. Although the pace or nature of the route changes a few times along the way it never really lets up. Fun and challenging!
|By Ben Boykin|
From: Cheyenne, WY
Mar 27, 2007
We only went to the lower anchor (1 pitch) of this route. Found it to be a very thoughtful execution on my partners part (he was leading). Once in the grey band near the pitch's end, very few handholds, mostly smearing.
|By Alex Garhart|
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 22, 2007
Very fun route, balancy and thin at times. Solid 5.10- in my opinion.
|By Jared Spaulding|
From: Central WY
Oct 14, 2008
Just 8 bolts to a solid two bolt anchor at about 90 feet. Fun slab climbing and much easier than the three to the left.
|By Brian Wright|
From: Glenwood Springs, Co
Oct 8, 2012
Good slab climb. The crux seems to be at bolt 6 where the climb enters some light colored rock. Not too hard but balancy and technical. .10a seems about right to me. No way this is .10b IMO. If you compare this to Steal Your Face (5.10a) on Wall Street, two climbs of similar length and character, then this is 5.9.