Tracks are for Kids
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This is a fun, slightly-overhanging route with huecos on a WSW buttress of Dinosaur Rock. The rock is still a bit friable partly due to lack of traffic and partly due to its overhanging nature. It is now the leftmost of the 3 bolted lines.
Find this route by on a small steep buttress of Dinosaur Rock access via NCAR to the Mesa Trail then either hiking up the Mallory Cave Trail until above the top of Dinosaur Rock and hiking briefly down the gully between it & Der Freischutz (between 1st & 2nd strata) or hiking S on the Mesa Trail to the Bear Canyon Trail, crossing Bear Creek, and up the gully between the 1st & 2nd strata. You can see this buttress well from the top of Rehatch or Cloud Walker on Northern Dinosaur Egg. You can climb one of the sport climbs to the right of this plum line below the anchors and set up a TR off of a 2 bolt anchor above the line or scramble/climb around the back of the formation.
The path of least resistance on this line starts as for the bolted climb to the right, then traverse left after the first bolt to the plum line. It wanders a bit left in the upper half and then, near the top, exits off right just before the anchor. It feels 5.10b or so and is continuously overhanging. Strong climbers may find this too soft. There are some longer reaches for the height-challenged. The chains at the top are very rusty but the bolts look ok. 55 feet in all. Long slings for the anchor help reduce rope wear.
Rap the route.
Addendum: in the days prior to the retrobolting, it was probably easiest to TR this if you lead Big Bob Cranks first.
TR 48" slings for the anchor.
As of 2012, this is now retrobolted with 5 bolts.
BETA PHOTO: The route.
Climber at the start of Tracks are for Kids on Din...
|Comments on Tracks are for Kids
|By Evan S|
From: Erie, CO
Nov 7, 2009
A slight bit of a bitch to set up a TR, the rock in back is covered with lichen and a little slippery, be careful.
Mar 23, 2012
The rusty top anchor on this climb has been replaced and is now one Fixe Ring Anchor and one Fixe hanger with chain and links, thanks to work done by the Flatirons Climbing Council. After today (3/23/12), Tracks Are for Kids will also be a five-bolt lead climb. Many thanks to the ASCA for providing the anchor hardware, and to OSMP, the Access Fund, and the Flatirons Climbing Council for making new routing and ongoing route maintenance possible in the Flatirons.
|By Dougald MacDonald|
Apr 6, 2012
Super fun sport climb...definitely the best, and maybe the easiest, on this wall. A bit spicy at the top, but at least any fall would be clean! Many thanks to Terry Murphy, Steve Annecone, Matt Samet, and all the others whose support helped upgrade this hidden gem of a wall.
|By Eric Klammer|
From: Boulder, CO
May 3, 2013
Ah, what a route! Many thanks to those who worked to get this up. Super fun climbing on sightly overhanging jugs. Pumpy, but very straightforward, maybe 5.9, 9+.