|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 360'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Jay Smith, Randal Grandstaff. 1986|
|Submitted By:||J. Thompson on Apr 13, 2010|
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By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
Apr 13, 2010
Ok here's my personal thoughts on the route.
This route is FULL value trad climbing. Be prepared for some loose rock(that will clean up), runouts, and unique climbing.
The pitchs are fairly sustained at their respective grades. Pitch 2 is fairly runout.
The pitchs are very fun, with unique(did I say that yet?) climbing that's just a pleasure to do.
The crux pitch is awesome, I'd give the first 3 pitchs 2 stars...but then the crux pitch forced me to bump it up a star.
On the 4th pitch there is a variation that goes straight up the main corner, it's supposed to be 5.12a...and looks quite thin!
The last anchor needs to be replaced, badly.
By Josh Janes
Mar 25, 2012
The final anchor on this route was replaced courtesy of the ASCA with 1/2" stainless hardware in 2012. If you use and appreciate updated bolts in Red Rocks, consider a donation to the ASCA at safeclimbing.org.
It is possible, stopping at every station, to rap down the wall with a single 70 meter rope.
There is still, and only, one bad anchor on this side of the Challenger Wall to my knowledge: That is the anchor atop the first pitch of that obscure bolted route. This anchor is used if you rap with a single 70 - I'd like to see it updated. Also, it would be nice if someone doing X-15 or Enterprise would bring 4 quick links or so (or some quick links and rings) and a wrench to put proper rap set ups on the various anchors. Right now they are a mix of webbing, quick links, and sometimes single 'biners (which cause ropes to twist). A few extra links and/or rings and reallocation of the existing stuff would clean everything up for the better.
By Cunning Linguist
Mar 26, 2012
|That's rad, Josh. Thanks for doing that.|
By Jon O'Brien
Apr 24, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
heard through the grapevine that you replaced that last anchor. thanks so much bro! we were really scared with me FOLLOWING that pitch! I think we both had visions of me falling and yanking the two of us right off the wall...
i'll bring those quick links if i return this season.
By Toast with Butter
From: Tempe, AZ
May 13, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
|I donated a couple biners to the anchors on the rap down, but one of the anchors could use a couple more for an improved rap experience. A fun climb with the first 100ft being much more fun and thought provoking when i was rubbing my nose on it than I though it would be when looking at it from the ground. For me the most serious climbing was on the traverse section of the second pitch which i thought to be very 10+, especially with the crux section occurring at the end of the traverse. Make sure the leader and follower has their game face on for this one. The fourth pitch was a fun, chill 5.11a. If i did it again i would have continued up the final pitches of Jupiter in to the cool looking 5.10 corner, but at the time i did not know the gear requirements so i opted to rap at the end of enterprise. It turned out my gear rack for Enterprise should have been fine for those final pitches.|