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Bad before the entire left side of the lower crack collapsed, this route is now utterly horrible. It is one route right of Debaser, the popular 12d with chain draws that climbs out the dead horizontal roof on the left side of the cave proper.
Dope Party can be recognized as the furthest route right to have felt the effects of the Vitamin H collapse. It climbs a grungy crack affair to an awkward gaston crux below the big roof, then grovels out the roof on semi-cemented chockstones to an uninspiring lip encounter.
The name derives from one of the early 1990s Rifle City Council meetings in which the status of climbing in the park was being debated. One local woman, who sided with climbers, said: "At least they're not out there having a dope party." Little did she know....
This route is best avoided.
8 draws, a whisk broom, and a surgical mask.
|By Colin Lantz|
From: Nederland, CO
Jul 27, 2012
I had to bite my tongue to keep from bursting out in laughter during that City of Rifle meeting.