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This is the cave surrounded by gently overhanging walls on the far right margin of the south-facing Central Sector of the Fortress. It is the last bit of south-facing rock before the crag bends around to the east again in the vicinity of some tall tower/pillar features.
Head east along the path at the base of the crag from the Pummeling Sector, passing the Central Sector and Tommy's monster routes, until you hit a small scramble-up above some cool barrel cacti to the tier just below Metropolis. There is a nice pinon tree there, where you can stash your packs, hang out in the shade between burns, and keep your water bottles from boiling.
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Metropolis 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
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This route, which was originally graded 5.12d, somehow worked its way down to 5.12b after Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden and Adam Stack began using it as the crag warm-up and got it ultra-dialed. Luckily, common sense prevailed before it hit 5.12a.A more realistic consensus seems to have emerged somewhere in the 5.12c/d range, though I've also heard this called harder than The Eighth Day (5.13a) at Rifle and, alternately, 5.12c. I dunno. You be the judge. It's plenty hard.This is the rightmost rout...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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