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Starting up Stick It.
This is a good one to warm up on before straining the tendons on the other routes on this wall.
To find the route, park at the parking area at the Bank. Looking across the canyon to the north and slightly west, the 2150 Wall is the best-looking and largest-area wall on the south-facing cliff. Begin hiking on the road that descends into the canyon, and after a couple hundred yards, locate a trail on your right-hand side. This trail descends into the canyon and then heads up the other side to the base of the 2150 Wall. On this wall there will be a rough-looking fracture that divides the wall in half. This is the trad route Ripped, 10b. Stick It is the route just left of this fracture.
the route pulls through a big pocket and trends a bit right on balancy intricate moves. A tenuous high step will get you through the crux (nicely protected) and it should be smooth sailing from there. This is also a pretty decent route to sling a rope on Oaxamoxa (5.12b) just to the left.
Running laps on this is a good way to wind up a day at this beautiful chunk of rock. Enjoy.
9 bolts and bolted anchors.
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Jan 18, 2004
This route is called Stick it 5.11a in the Knapp guidebook. I thought it was fun and is probably worth a star or two. It is a little hairy on the traverse to the right. The feet disappear as you pull some lieback moves.