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The Shakespearean Theatre & Revolution Buttress

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Lives of Quiet Desperation T 
Butterfly McQueens' Birthday TR 
Jamuary T,TR 
King Fear T 
Mind Meld S 
Much Ado About Bolting S,TR 
Revolution, The S 
Shakespur S 
Taming of Shoe, The S 
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The Shakespearean Theatre & Revolution Buttress  


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Description 

This area is probably visited more often for bouldering The Drain, a popular right to left traverse between Shakespearean Theatre and Revolution Buttress. These walls are directly north of where The Inner Canyon Trail and The Lake Gulch Trail intersect in the upper canyon. Look for a tall southwest-facing wall with a vertical black water streak (Wordy Drama).

Getting There 

Park in the western lot above the south rim which is accessed via the main entrance off of Parker Road (CO Hwy 83). Take either The Inner Canyon Trail or The Lake Gulch Trail down into the upper, or inner, canyon. The two trails converge directly below the routes, which are on The North Rim.

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Weather station 6.8 miles from here

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Dan leading up Jamuary. Photo by Tom Mottinger.

Jamuary 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Denver South : ... : The Shakespearean Theatre &...
This steep crack, to the immediate right of Butterfly McQueens' Birthday provides a long crack with several short crux sections between good to decent rests. Although it is flared, it has enough non-flared placements to protect it well with nuts and fingers to hand-sized cams. One bouldery move leads to a good ledge where the fun begins, go up the crack using jams and face holds and cobbles. The crux comes 3/4 of the way up and involves pulling over a roof using face holds while ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Rich Kelly
Jul 24, 2003
Your rock is not as good as Australia's rock.
By Tom Hanson
Mar 9, 2010
Shakespearean Theatre is closed to climbing March, April and May 2010.