|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Mark Wilford and Steve Mammen, 1985|
|Submitted By:||Jesse Ryan on Oct 20, 2001|
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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 5, 2002
|Be careful if you lead this one. One climber I know nearly paid the ultimate price for this climb. Belay diligently, place good pro, & climb carefully. You want to gain from the experiences of others.|
By Malcolm Daly
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 16, 2003
Mark Wilford discovered this crag in the mid-eighties when Jeff Lowe's company, Latok, was located downstream in Lyons. Four of us (Jeff, Mark, Steve Mammen, and I) went up one afternoon to climb here, and we all epic'd. Mark and Steve took the thin crack line of what is now called Pocket Hercules, so Jeff and I got the Neurosurgeon line. I got the lead and put the line up to just over the roof where I pumped out and fell. We were climbing under the "3 strikes" rule, so after a couple more falls, I lowered off and Jeff got the lead. He pulled through the roof and was in the rest stance above when we watched Mark and Steve have the most hilarious epic I've ever witnessed over on what was to become Pocket Hercules. We were laughing so hard and Mark was so wet, we all bagged it and went into town for beers.
The next day I told Piana about the epic, the crag, and the lines, and by the time we went back, he had bagged the FAs on both lines.
To read the epic, go to the Pocket Hercules comments. Malcolm
Mar 30, 2010
|Such an amazing line! One of the best 12a's in Colorado!|
By Jeff G.
From: Fort Collins
May 1, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
|This is a great pitch of thin crack climbing. Three hard sections add up to a pretty burly route. The runouts are on easier ground, the hard stuff is very well-protected.|