|The Risk Area
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A longer walk than most areas at Table, there are some nice routes that are for the most part short and steep.
This is the second furthest west section of Table Mountain that is continuous, save for the Pinnacle Area, another 1/2 mile along. Hike up to the base of the cliffs, then continue west for a ways. The wall rises up more steeply, offering some long climbs, on the Winterfest Wall area. Continue past for another 60 yards or so.
A. Tim's Stupid Hat, 7, 1p, 40', TR.
B1. Jim's Myrtle Spurge, 7, 1p, 35', TR.
B2. Mark Hamill's Face aka Jack Palance's Push-ups, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Purposefully Put In, 7, 1p, gear.
D. Scraping The Barrel, 7, 1p, gear.
E. Almost Left Out, 8, 1p.
F. Little Green Apples, 1p, bolts.
G. My Big Red Catcher's Mitt, 10+, 1p, bolts.
H. Uncle Shorty, 8, 1p, gear.
I. Mama Midget, 10, 1p, bolts.
J. Daddy Dwarf, 10+, 1p, bolts.
K. Stupid Human Trick, V0.
L. Grü, 5, 1p, 50', gear.
M. Unknown, 8+, 1p, gear.
N. The Perfect 10, 10-, 1p, bolts.
O. Not, 10-, 1p, bolts.
P. Serendipity, 9, 1p, 40', gear.
Q. Risk of Injection, 11 R, 1p, bolts.
R. This Bolt's For You, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
S. Chillin' and Drillin', 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
T. This Bone's For You, 9-, 1p, 45', bolts.
U. Chimney Route, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
V. Mettle Detector, 11- R, 1p, 45', gear.
W. Handcrack, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
X. Unknown F, 7, 1p, 45', gear.
Y. Al & Mike's Frosty Little Adventure, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
Z. Baby Beeper, 10-, 1p, bolts.
AAZ. Sinister Minister, 11+, 1p, TR.
BB. Rope Trick, 10+, 1p, bolts.
CC. The Delegate, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
DD. Chubsy, 8, 1p, 50', gear or TR.
31 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',2]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Risk Area:
Handcrack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
The Delegate 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
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My Big Red Catcher's Mitt 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO
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This route was established on toprope in the early '90s by Guy Lords, who left behind a hangerless bolt (now the fourth clip) as the only sign of his passing. The route was equipped as a sportclimb by Alan Nelson in 2001. It ascends the overhanging right side of the leaning pillar to the left of "Mama Midget". It only merits the published grade if you avoid stemming the gully past the second bolt, otherwise it may drop a letter grade or three. Nonetheless, it offers a few enjoya...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Baby Beeper is the route with the rope on it.
|Comments on The Risk Area
|By Anonymous Coward|
Oct 5, 2003
Someone went around stealing hangers off a lot of the routes I put up or helped put up (Big Red Catcher's Mitt, Sinister Minister of Evil, etc.). What the hell? I suspect some had problems with the sudden proliferation of bolts. These routes were never meant to be wonderful, just momentary winter diversions (we thought the stench from Coors would be enough to drive away most of the crowds). My thanks to Alan for replacing the hanger on Risk.