Like "Regroovable," the best seemed to wait 'lill last when it comes to stellar moderate 11s on the Contest Wall. Just past Little Mecca sits a trio of routes marked by all home-boy hangers. Silverado is the middle and by far the best of the 3 and sports hangers that have to be read to be believed! Burma Shave ads for climbers (if any of you still remember those) and the climbing is even better ! Very continous, technical, and pumpy this route packs in a huge varity of climbing with little chance for a shake. Keep it together as it's not over 'till you reach the anchors that Renaissance (the route to the left) shares. There is a wiggly block seemingly jammed about 3/4 of the way up that I have used,pulled, stood on, etc. and seems to be solid, but use your own judgement! This is a very long route with 11 or 12 clips plus the anchors. With my 60m rope I can comfortable make it back down but there isn't a lot of rope left so pay attention if you're using a 50m! Enjoy!
10-12 bolts plus anchors!! Not 8 as the picture shows. This is a long route, watch your rope as you lower.
nathan on silverado
Nathan - top of Silverado.
|By Rick Thompson|
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Apr 8, 2002
Indeed this one offers a quality entertainment package, but the loose block you mention spooks the hell out of every person I've talked to who has done the route. I suspect it would go with a little coaxing from a prybar, and the world would be a safer place without it. Until it's gone, use the uttmost caution when pulling on it!
|By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn|
Apr 9, 2002
It's probably going to take a crow-bar because it seems at least as solid if not better than when I first yanked on it 5 years ago, but yeah it needs to go! Any volunteers?
Oct 3, 2003
FA: Bob & Carrie Robertson.
Mar 4, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Real and continuous 11 climbing with excellent moves throughout. You do not need to use the giant scary block AT ALL.