Tonto is a new sport route just left of KeeMoSabe. Although short, it has varied and interesting climbing all the way up.
Start at a blunt arete about 5' left of KeeMoSabe. Climb the slabby arete and step left to a water groove. Layback past an overhanging slot (crux), continue up a groove and step right to the anchor. Lower from hooks.
5' left of KeeMoSabe, at a slabby arete.
8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.
Lora Woods starting up the slabby arete. Tom Woods...
Tom Woods on the slabby arete at the start. Lora ...
Ken Grobaski at the crux.
Looking up from the base of Tonto.
|By Scott McMahon|
From: Boulder, CO
May 30, 2009
Wow...only 2009? Well placed crux bolts, bit of a grovel to pull through. Nice climb overall.
|By Greg Speer|
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
This is a very neat, short climb. I tried it on lead first but couldn't solve the crux. Then as I watched my partner Debbie enter the crux, it became obvious that laying back on the little mini arete in the slot was the key. I suggested this to Deb and she sent although probably more due to her ability and persistence than my advice. I then did on toprope. The crux is a cool little offwidth. Left side in. A little heel-toe action comes in handy too.
|By Nathan Welton|
From: Estes Park, CO
Mar 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Weird climb and weird bolting. Why is there a lead bolt 2 feet below the anchor?