The G Route
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This is the rightmost bolted route on Starlight Buttress, and left of RAVEN'S HAVEN corner. It is overhung and pumpy for the entirety. The crux is midway up, moving past crimpers to a juggy ledge. This is the most sustained route on the buttress and a must do. It is a straightforward route with a little of everything, from crimpers to jugs, and an occasional long reach/dyno.
This is on the Starlight Buttress.
Save two long runners for the anchors.
A colorful Stefan Doucette going for the belay.
Stefan in B&W.
Steep and pumpy-huge holds- only one STOPPER move ...
...and the pump hits ya.
John getting the redpoint.
Chris entering the land of jugs.
A heartbreaking crux thankfully eases into the (se...
Snow flying as I finally figure out the crux moves...
Larry gunning for the jugs.
|By Kevin McLaughlin|
From: Colorado Springs
May 12, 2008
Only 8 or 9 years ago this route was done - rumor has it that Glenn may possibly name it soon. Till then it is - The G Route.
|By Ben Scott|
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 21, 2010
For an extra pump/challenge:
Start all the way down in the hole.
Like way down, sit start style.
Rock is a little funny in places,
but man it makes it like 80 ft to the chains:)
|By Dan G0D5H411|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 17, 2011
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
Many thanks to the Thunder Ridge crew for the time and work put into these canyons. This place is the epitomy of fun climbing.... I haven't been able to stop thinking about the G Route since I first hopped on it!
Mar 26, 2012
Just a heads up to those attempting/belaying below the route: the final jug near the ancors is definitely loose. I felt it flex as I climbed to the anchors and could wiggle it as I was lowering off and inspecting furhter. Be careful, and have the belayer be out of the way. It is a pretty sizeable chunk of rock.