|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 400'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||J. Thompson on May 17, 2009|
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By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
May 17, 2009
To reiterate: this route is an alternate, and more fun, way to get off the Comic Relief buttress.
I'm not exactly sure who did it first...but Kent Wheeler and Jim Howe told me about it....maybe it was them?
An interesting and scenic end to the day!
By Captain Choss Sauce
From: Durango, CO
May 6, 2013
|A better option to start the escape from the top of Comic Relief buttress is to rap from the first station, swing over to the opposite wall and the scramble up to the knife-edge ridge. It's really easy to do, and there is no need to rap all the way into the gully. The escape goes in only a couple pitches, and you could probably scramble the whole thing, although there are a few exposed/heady sections. Be careful with rope drag. This should deposit you just below and looker's left of the campground. Might have taken us two minutes to hike up to our tent from the top.|