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The Bypass features a handful of routes on granite with an easy, flat approach on a paved bike path. Situated within spitting distance of one of the most popular trails in Colorado is this little crag, perfect for an after work session or a quick pump. A handful of draws and a short rope is all you need for some quick cranking in Glenwood Canyon. There are a couple gems here, but The Fuse is an excellent climb and worthy alone of the trip.
Approach time is 10 minutes. Park at the Hanging Lake rest area (exit # 125). Hike east on the bike path, passing the Hanging Lake Trail. A few minutes past the trail is a rockwall/revegetation project within yards of the trail. Just past that is a couple of large boulders in the grass on the left side of the trail. The Bypass is above. Scramble up a few moves of 3rd class to a grassy terrace below the climbing.
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Start directly underneath this crack and step left to clip the first bolt, using ample footholds. Continue to trend left as you climb to the second bolt before crossing a hand-sized crack to big holds and the third bolt. Climb directly above the third bolt before trending right to the fourth and fifth bolts. At and above the fifth bolt, make use of good holds in the wide crack before clipping the anchor. The crux comes at the top but is well protected with the fifth and final bolt. May need som...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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