BETA PHOTO: The Lone Ranger is the route shown on the right, w...
The Lone Ranger is a new trad route located to the left of Tom Thumb and to the right of But for a Silver Bullet. This is a good beginner trad climb. Approximately 60 feet long.
Start slightly to the right of the slot that becomes Funhouse Chimney, and move up and right to a ledge. Move right to a large dihedral and crack located on a corner buttress. Opportunities for placing good protection abound in this crack. Lieback up the crack for about 20 feet before reaching a solid ledge big enough for both feet (same beginning as But for a Silver Bullet). Once atop the buttress, move up and right to the anchor hooks for Tom Thumb and lower.
Fair and fun enough at 5.6 - with OK gear for the 5.6 leader. I'm curious what the line to the left is (has a single bolt above a finger crack). . . just right of the chimney. It has a few bolts and some rap anchors.
By Leo Paik Administrator From: Westminster, Colorado Aug 11, 2010
FYI, that jug/chockstone just above the ledge ~25' up is loose. It shifts when you stand on it.