The right of two diverging cracks. Climb the crack with liebacking and jamming. A little more strenuous than Chicken Delight.
Gear to 3". A tree set back 10 or 15 feet from the top makes a good anchor. Be sure to bring slings and webbing to extend it if you plan on toproping.
Jed climbing Layton's Ascent on a beautiful summer...
BETA PHOTO: The right of the two cracks. So fun!
|Comments on Layton's Ascent
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Jul 12, 2008
I doubt that joe cote named it after Kor but who knows'. A climber of Kor's stature would surely deserve a better route. Henry was in his aid cleanup mode and it was probably just another 5.9 to him( he freed a lot of these routes in one weekend)
|By jason seaver|
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 14, 2008
My Dad, Craig, is a friend of Joe Cote's and he informed me that Joe named a few routes on Cathedral after his wife and children. Joe named his son, Layton, after Layton Kor and subsequently named this pitch after his son. Karen's Variation (5.8), to the right of Diedre, is named after his wife, and Lady Lara (5.11+ R), right of Karen's Variation, is named after his daughter.
From: Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 11, 2013
Warning: The big block in the middle of the route is not really attached to anything. It wobbles a bit when you stand on it. I would personally keep clear.