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Table Top Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
69.5 Crack T 
D's Dry Dream S 
Death of Innocents (aka Chick Filet) S 
Don't Pout 'Cause Yer Down 'n Out T 
Don't Pout Climb Up and Out T 
Drinking Wine with the Chinese (aka The Jizzler) T,TR 
Hate Hate (aka Whiskey Run) S 
Henry Spies the Line S,TR 
High Plains Whimper S,TR 
Ian and Pat Spy Yet Another Easy Line T 
Ian Murders Another Route T 
Kevin Spies the Line S,TR 
Kevin's Trad Line T 
Let's Wake up Ronnie and Barb T 
Lying on the Ground S 
Mind Mantle Arete S 
Moment of Weakness S 
Pigeon Pile Pinnacle S 
Redrum T,TR 
Risky One (aka Best Route EVER!) S 
Sleeper T 
Table Top T 
Umph T 
Unknown at TT Area S 

Table Top Area  


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Description 

This area has really great rock. It is a lot of fun, faces south, and can be really nice on cool days.

Getting There 

This is to the left of the Overhang Area. This is to the right of Tradlands.

L->R: 

A. Mind Mantle Arete, 11- or 9, 1p, bolts.
B. High Plains Whimper, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
C. 69.5 Crack, 8, 1p, gear.
D. Table Top, 10, 1p, 55', bolts & gear.
E. crack, 7, gear.
F. Kevin Spies the Line, 6 or 7, 1p, 55', bolts.
G. Old trad line, 7, 1p, 55', gear.
H. Kevin's Trad Line, 7, 1p, 55', gear.
I. Ian and Pat Spy Yet Another Easy Line, 7, 1p, 55', bolts & gear.
J1. Ian Murders Another Route, 8, 1p, 55', bolts & gear.
J2L. Redrum, 7, 1p, 60', gear.
KL. Sleeper, 8, 1p, 60', gear.
L. Henry Spies The Line, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
M. Let's Wake up Ronnie and Barb, 9-, 1p, gear.
N1. Drinking Wine with the Chinese (aka The Jizzler), 9, 1p, 60', gear.
N2. Death of Innocents (aka Chick Filet), 11, 1p, bolts.
O. Unknown at TT Area or Hug the Butt?, 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
PO. Hate Hate (aka Whiskey Run), 10, 1p, bolts.
QO. Risky One (aka Best Route EVER!), 10-, 1p, bolts.
R. Moment of Weakness, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
S. Umph, 6, 1p, gear.
T. D's Dry Dream, 9+, 1p, 65', bolts.
U. Lying On the Ground, 11+, 1p, bolts.
V1. Don't Pout Climb Up and Out, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
V2. Don't Pout Cause Yer Down and Out, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
W. Pigeon Pile Pinnacle, 10 or 11-, 1p, bolts.
X. Psychasthenia, 12?, 1p, bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Table Top Area:
Henry Spies the Line   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Drinking Wine with the Chinese (aka The Jizzler)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
D's Dry Dream   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Table Top   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Mind Mantle Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Table Top Area
Peter Dillon contemplating the crux step left on the 5.10 variation of Mind Mantle Arete.  You can place a #.5 Camalot or red Alien to protect the moves to the first clip.

Mind Mantle Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Golden : ... : Table Top Area
The Table Top area can be logically said to begin on the left with Mind Mantle Arete.Begin in the corner system just right of the detached pillar. The East face/arete is MMA. Start off a ledge to get the first clip and begin to angle left for the arete. Above the second clip, one has the choice to move right for 5.10 or stay with the arete for 5.11. Either way gives a solid route on very good stone. Most things are obvious, but staying with arete requires a bit more hunting for the holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Mar 21, 2010
What's the named of the bolt route (5.6) between 69.5 Crack and Mind Mantle Arete?
By Matt Powers
From: Madison, VA
Nov 4, 2010
Does anyone know what the bolted line to the right of Death of the Innocents is? You can see it in the beta photo. It's mostly finger-crack moves.