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Dark Tower T 
Glennevere S 
Lothlorien S 
Memory of Trees, The S 
Minas Tireth S 
Road to Isengard S 
Twin Cracks Left T,S 
Twin Cracks Right T,S 
Twin Peaks S,TR 


YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Glennis Walters, 2000
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jake Wyatt on May 19, 2002

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This is a sport line just around the corner to the left of The Memory of Trees. It is the right of two lines on this steeper buttress, and starts in the same spot as Twin Peaks, the route to the left. It looks harder than it is.

Move up, clip a bolt, move into the pod, wiggle left, up left of the cavity/roof, find bigger holds than you would expect, and pull right over the roof. Fire past a few bolts on to a steeper headwall. Here you can move right (easier) or left (slightly harder) and then find a optional fist jam to the 2-bolt anchor in a little pod.

The upper headwall is a wee bit fractured and a mite lichen covered currently, but it may improve with age.


6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of Glennevere Slideshow Add Photo
Routes on the left side of The Watermark.
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the left side of The Watermark.
Glennevere and Twin Peaks.  Glennevere is the second bolted line from the left on The Watermark.   <br /> <br />Climb straight up to the third bolt to surmount the roof; avoid the temptation to go farther left.   <br /> <br />The upper headwall can be climbed on the left (harder) or the right (easier).
BETA PHOTO: Glennevere and Twin Peaks. Glennevere is the seco...
Routes left of The Memory of Trees. Arrows are approximate.
BETA PHOTO: Routes left of The Memory of Trees. Arrows are app...
Erik Marr at the Glennevere anchors.
Erik Marr at the Glennevere anchors.
Closeup of routes on the left side of The Watermark, showing bolt locations.
BETA PHOTO: Closeup of routes on the left side of The Watermar...

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 3, 2002
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

I agree with the comments expressed. I did it yesterday with no knowledge of the climb other than that I saw the line. I guessed 5.9 and thought it was pretty junky. I'd put it in the "don't bother" category.

I'd have given it the bomb.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 17, 2002

I climbed it yesterday without knowing anything about it. I rated it 5.7, and my climbing partner called it 5.8. I thought it made for a good warm up and was worth doing.
By Ray Snead
Sep 2, 2002

Spooky rock. Per RR: "Glennevere", 5.8.
By Steve Marr
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 7, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought the route wasn't too bad for the crag - the upper section above the small roof was definitely better. It felt harder than the other 5.8s at the crag - probably due to the steeper nature of the face. We scrambled up to a shelf running below Glennevere, Twin Peaks, and Dark Tower to belay from.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
May 31, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I was surprised to see this climb stopped before pulling through the cracks at the top. I would like to go back and try this one again and top-out.
By Chris Plesko
From: Westminster, CO
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Must have cleaned up a bit with age. Definitely steeper and more fun than Road to Isengard in my opinion.
By Scott McMahon
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2012

Basically one long boulder problem. Really fragmented in its flow, but wouldn't hurt to climb it.
By 1rsties4life
From: CO
Sep 2, 2012

I pulled the loose rock off the climb yesterday that was marked with the chalked X. It seemed pointless to mark a loose rock that was easily pulled out by wiggling it for 30 seconds or so. Hopefully this will be more helpful to future climbers of this climb.
By James Weckbaugh
From: Denver, CO
Nov 6, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Depends on how you do this one. If you don't do the small dihedral with roof, it's a 6-7.
By Jonathan Reeves
From: Golden, Colorado
May 4, 2013

I would say that the rock on this climb is pretty junky. There seemed to be plenty of jug holds after the overhang that I skipped in fear of the rock breaking off. The roof section was fun. After the roof was meh.