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).
The start of the second pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Tilt-a-Whirl's 2nd pitch starts left of the mid-he...
At the start.
Looking down from the anchors.
|By Jay Eggleston|
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.