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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type: Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Scott Sills & Janice Harnak
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Submitted By: Jim Hausmann on Aug 16, 2010
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Brenda on pitch 2.

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This makes for a great warm-up route. Pitch 1 is probably not good for beginning trad leaders. Pitch 2 has too-good-to-be-true holds most of the way to the anchors, with a brief crux at the beginning. This route can also be a convenient way to access the dead tree ledge by rappel.


This shares a first pitch with Giant Dihedral. From the P1 anchors, veer up and right following bolts up a fun slab. WARNING!! Use caution when rappelling, as a 60m rope will barely get you down in 2 rappels.


P1 (2-3 bolts, gear to 2.5", 100' to 2-bolt anchor).
P2 (11 bolts, 100' to 2-bolt anchor).

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The start of the second pitch.
The start of the second pitch.
Tilt-a-Whirl's 2nd pitch starts left of the mid-height bulge, and stays 15-20' right of the dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: Tilt-a-Whirl's 2nd pitch starts left of the mid-he...
At the start.
At the start.
Looking down from the anchors.
Looking down from the anchors.
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Nov 1, 2012

This is a great pitch, and the crux occurs at the first three bolts.

By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 25, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Fun route. The crux is definitely between the first and third bolts, but they are well placed and the climbing is well-protected. Above the third bolt, it's probably 5.7ish.