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Submitted By: Jason Kaplan on Aug 31, 2008
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A short cliff band that would appear to have at least a couple of good lines, although looks can be decieving as I found out. I found a few lines that are decent but short, I only climbed one though. The others looked a bit hard for how tired I was from just getting there or just too short to even motivate me.

There seems to be an abundance of roof cracks, so if you climb 10s and 11s you could probably find some fun short practice routes, there is a good, curving crack on a really steep wall that seems thin hands/ fists in size. I noticed a line that starts as a 10-15 ft dead horizontal roof crack (hands and fists I would guess) up over the lip to some slabby bulges(I think the crack keeps running up the slabs) to another big roof crack at the top. I left my camera with the group as I scouted possibilities, so I didn't get pics of everything.


Getting There 

Lots of bushwhacking the formation is left of A-hole rock across the gully. Just arriving there seemed the crux of my day. We approached on the south side of a-hole (as for Cardiac Crack) up over the saddle behind A-hole. Then down into the gully and back up the other side in a boulder field like a glacial crevasse flow. Exhausting. I'm sure there is a better way. Perhaps if you follow the directions for smoke a fatty in the obscure rocks section of b-creek, then head up on the left side of the gully that runs beneath a-hole rock. stay out of the gully if you can help it as it will be hell. it's like your navigating a crevasse if you get in it as there are alot of holes (deep enough to seriously injure a climber with a pack, 20 ft roughly)you could fall into if you make a bad jump or move. not to mention it is just physically hard work. we came down it and it was pretty wild.


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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Obscurosplitter 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  CO : South Platte : ... : The Twisted Sisters
Also know by some as Secret Climb One, this fine line splits the back (south) side of Twisted Sister. The crux comes part way up just past the lone bolt, but a steep thin hands crack at the top adds some challenge too. This route gets great winter sun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The upper section of the sisters.
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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 3, 2009

The map in Hubbel's book shows this area to be east of Da Butts when it is really west of Da Butts. I have not climbed there yet, but it looks like a fun place.