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This is a prominent buttress, just west of the Amphitheater. 2 very nice multi-pitch routes go up the buttress, and more lurk around the corner, uphill.
Follow the approach for North Cheyenne Canyon, using the parking area 0.85 miles after the canyon begins. Approach as for the Amphitheater. As the steep gully splits right to go into the amphitheater, look for a faint trail, going west along the base of a cliff. Follow this trail up a steep hill, using switchbacks and whatever else occasions itself. Look for a fairly large tree on a ledge that marks the start of the 2 routes on the buttress. You beneath the tree to the west and cut back to the east in some bushes to the start of the ledge that will take you up to the tree. Continue uphill for more routes.
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Supersonic shares the same start as the Hanging Gardens from the ledge with the big tree on it. Hanging Gardens starts straight up. Look for a line of bolts more to the left. Climb the line of bolts to the left of the arete going up to a slab for the finish. Both climbs use the same anchors for the top. Either climb Supersonic as one 200 foot pitch or split it up into two pitches. There is one closed shut that could be used as a belay a little ways up the route.The first part of the climb...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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