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The Scepter 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 22, 2007

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Heidi nearing the crux

Description 

This route gets an extra star for the unique formation that you climb. The climbing is nothing special, but it is a good warm-up with exposure. Follow the sunny side of the formation until you angle to the right near the top.


Location 

The obvious free standing column.


Protection 

8 bolts.



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Mark sits on top of the Scepter after the climb.  Pretty cool!!
Mark sits on top of the Scepter after the climb. ...
Starting the ascent.
Starting the ascent.
Nearing the top of The Scepter.
Nearing the top of The Scepter.
Allen Butts after the send
Allen Butts after the send
Beautiful November day at the Sceptor!
Beautiful November day at the Sceptor!
Cool summit.
Cool summit.
Tommy on his way up the Scepter.
Tommy on his way up the Scepter.
This shows the scale of the route well
This shows the scale of the route well
There's an excellent hand jam here.
There's an excellent hand jam here.
Chilly evening on the Scepter.
Chilly evening on the Scepter.
Kenny after the hard traverse left to the center of The Scepter.
Kenny after the hard traverse left to the center o...
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By Spencer Anderson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 21, 2007

Did this route for the first time today and noticed that it had bolts on the right face (east). Did seem like I needed them when I lead the route. What are they for? Can you climb the right face, how hard is it?

By Brett Stiefken
From: laporte
Aug 3, 2007

As is common up the Poudre, some new routes follow what where old routes, and I've been told the right face bolts are from an old aid route.

By mattnorville
Nov 1, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The Scepter is a fun route with plenty of protection. All falls look fairly clean (I say "look" because I did not take any that day) and all the bolts are good.

By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Sep 29, 2008

Great views of all The Palace. Maybe a 10b.

By Cale Farnham
Sep 29, 2008

Great route and sweet moves! Scotty great lead man! Thought the view was amazing! 2 thumbs up!