This is a small, road-side pillar with one good route on its west side. The route gets morning shade and afternoon sun. This is just off of the road, making a 60-second approach is the norm here, and the only rack for the route is a set of draws + optional 1-1.5" cam.
Park as for the Arch of Titus or the Coluseum, 7.9 miles up canyon, or at Mile 25.2 (0.8 miles past mile 26).
Park on the long, gravel pull-out and walk up canyon ~ 200 meters to the far west side of a tall monolith. Look for bolts going up left of the arete on the West face. That is the namesake route on the crag.
This is a good route with a few brief sections to stop and make you think. The holds are typically good and incut. The rock is generally clean.Though the Gillett book never specifically estimates the risk of the flake that the 5th bolt is in coming off, it felt 'overstated' as a risk. But the consequences, if it did, can not be overstated. There would be death. I chose to put in gear just above the 4th bolt and then skip the 5th bolt, where the climbing is not difficult anyway. The huge fl...[more]Browse More Classics in CO