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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.
The obvious free standing column.
Mark sits on top of the Scepter after the climb. ...
Tommy on his way up the Scepter.
Nearing the top of The Scepter.
Kenny after the hard traverse left to the center o...
There's an excellent hand jam here.
Allen Butts after the send
This shows the scale of the route well
Beautiful November day at the Sceptor!
|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|
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.
Nov 1, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 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!