||Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900', Grade IV
|Consensus: ||M5-6 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||j wharton on Jan 29, 2012|
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Andy Grauch following the first pitch of The Slit ...
This would make a horrible rock climb, but I thought it was quite good as a winter route. We even found a little ice on 1/29/12! 5 pitches of chossy, mixed silliness. The 3rd pitch is the crux--a thin corner leads to a tricky step right into a short ow--but the 1st pitch is also a littly funky. Work way left on the last pitch to exit. The climbing, and lots of pitons and relics on route reminded me of the Eiger North Face. This route is better, and harder than Hallett's Chimney
Ascend the obvious gash between the 2nd and 3rd buttresses.
A set and a half of cams plus some wires. A #5 is actually nice on pitch 3.
Andy Grauch exiting the squeeze chimney and starti...
By k. riemondy
From: Boulder, Co
Feb 5, 2012
Thanks for posting this route! I've been trying to find info on this route for a while. Keep the obscure, grovelly RMNP climbs coming.