This is a scenic, little, 4-pitch outing on Red Mountain Pass. It has a short approach, great views, and solid quartzite rock. There is an exciting headwall finish. Thanks to the first ascensionists for the work to put in this nice moderate (think bell-shaped curve.) Bring granny!
Approach as for the Waterfall Wall. There is a new tyrolean that was installed fall 2011. After the tyrolean, head right up a gully then go climber's left (south) along the base of the cliff maybe 150 yards. Princess Ella's Magical Adventure starts at the toe of a small buttress maybe 30 feet above the creek. Shiny bolts head up 75 feet to a ledge and a big pine. 3 more pitches of friendly bolts get you up the headwall finish to a big ledge and great views.
Descend with 4 raps with a single 70m rope.
There are a few loose rocks, but overall it has great rock. You can scope it from the highway 100 yards south of the parking spot, just above a scree slope that goes all the way to the creek.
11 quickdraws. Anchor slings. Rap device. Single 70m rope. Helmet.
BETA PHOTO: Princess Ella's Magical Adventure beta photo.
Rapping off the top of PEMA. In the background: ...
BETA PHOTO: Princess Ella's Magical Adventure topo.
|Comments on Princess Ella's Magical Adventure
From: San Juans, CO
Jul 17, 2012
What's up with the name?
Aug 4, 2012
Had a great time on this route, my phone app didn't have all the info on the last pitch variation, so we ended up doing the Happy Ending which was very nice, but we could have used a cam or two. We will go back to do the standard ending. Lots of fun!
Sep 22, 2013
Great route and very fun relaxing multi-pitch. You can combine pitch 1 and 2 on the way up, two extendable draws will help if you combine but probably aren't absolutely necessary.