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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.
4 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bypass:
Novice Undertaking 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Warmup Wannabe 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
The Fuse 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For The Bypass
This climb was supposed to be casual, like 5.9 or easier, but instead provides for thoughtful, interesting, and challenging climbing. Start by climbing the smooth face with the splitter crack to the left of the wide crack formed between the wall and small pillar of rock. The first bolt is high so stick clip it, plug a green Camalot into the crack at the start or solo the start on moderate terrain to the bolt. Above the first bolt, make use of some interesting pocket features on the face as well ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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