This is the right line on the Altar, the beautiful pinnacle on the right side of the Vestibule.
Clip the 1st bolt and boulder out the crux moves, a thin crank. From here, the climb follows incipent seams for five more bolts on pretty continous 10 climbing. Remember a #5 Rock or equivalent for the last moves unless you are comfortable running it out, or escaping left to the top of Tabula Rasa.
You might consider this a three star if you like bouldery routes, obviously I prefer continous lines. It is stellar nonetheless.
6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor. Note: A #5 rock or equivalent can be used in the crack after the last bolt before the anchors - or run it out.
Wyatt onsighting Stolen Land
Brit Mark Savage cranking (c) Jesse Ryan 1997
BETA PHOTO: Approximate bolt locations
Me onsighting Stolen Land 2 years ago.
Feb 3, 2003
I think this is the RIGHT hand route on the Altar; just right of Tabula Rasa.
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 30, 2005
A bolt has been added to the top of this route (not by me). No nuts are needed.
|By Brian Faulkner|
From: Fort Collins
May 23, 2005
This is an awesome route. It makes Tabula Rasa seem way easy. The beginning is a bit bouldery, but the rest of it is solid and continuous. A few weeks ago I was there and one the important hold was pulled off and it made the beginning even more difficult. I only top roped it, but I imagine its a spicy lead. If your climber takes a fall near the bottom make sure they do not get an enema with the log/rock that's at the bottom.
From: Pinewood Springs
Jul 23, 2007
Classic 11 move at the 1st bolt, once you figure it out.
Jun 27, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bolted all the way up, good protection after the 1st clip. Similar to Tabula but more fun (and not much harder) with better sequences.