This is for the semi-obscure aficionados. This is a feature that sees little traffic. This scar in the landscape has yielded a few briefly pleasant, 65-degree-angle slab climbs. Approach via the Mesa Trail from NCAR or Chataqua. There is a faint trail to its base, not too far from the Mesa Trail.
This is the route up the middle of the slab, right of Non-Friction.
Follow small edges up this smooth face past 4 bolts (1/4") to a 2 bolt anchor. The 3rd bolt seemed not very useful. To escape, you can climb 20 feet up to the trees above. You can also belay off trees above.
4 QDs, screamers useful, 50-60m rope.
|By Brett B.|
Jun 18, 2009
Nice little climb with thin handholds and friction moves. Little runout on easy low angle slab.
|By Eric Brehm|
From: Louisville, CO
Oct 4, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
This climb might be 5.8 if you zig and zag around to find the most usable features. If you lead it, or climb straight from bolt to bolt on top-rope, it is harder than that -- I would say 5.9+ or 5.10- between the second and third bolts. It is clearly a grade or two harder than the 5.8-rated route "Non-Friction" on the left side of the wall.