This route is located on the right side of the canyon about 150 feet from the mouth. It climbs an obvious, splitter finger crack in a smooth slab.
This is one of the best 5.7 finger cracks around and a must do for the grade. Follow the splitter crack for about 50 feet until you do a rising traverse up and to the right. Rap from the bolt anchor above Air Arete, 5.10.
Gear to #2 Camalot, with extra finger-sized cams.
John cruising the route.
Nathan making moves through the crux of Pirouette....
At the T.R. anchors to the right.
Jim Meyer leading on on of the funnest 5.7s around...
What a nice place to climb!
A big smile after climbing Pirouette. I seemed to ...
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 29, 2005
The climb can be continued up and left through a chimney feature. Then find a tree with slings to rap off.
|By John Peterson|
Jul 4, 2006
Nice route but really pretty short. A couple of #0.5 Camalots sew up the crux.
Sep 3, 2009
This route is wonderful. You can find it on the right 200' up the canyon. It starts with 25' of fingers with solid stances for gear and ends with stemming in a chimney. It trends left at the top and into a wider crack system. I love this route....
From: Durango, CO
Aug 23, 2011
Pretty easy & super fun.