|Lower Great Face
Hidden within the Enclosures is an attractive, west-facing wall that is the host for this 200' sport/trad mixer. The 2nd pitch incorporates the prominent hand crack on "Over Thirty Club". Also refer to Skip Harper's beta photo The U.G.F.: its left margin shows a portion of the Enclosures cliff band.
P1. Faceclimb the middle of a vertical gray wall past 4 bolts (thin 5.10a/b) to a picnic ledge belay.
P2. Jam up the overhanging handcrack,(5.10a some looseness but well protected). Follow the right fork, then crank a blocky 5.10a/b bulge with good trad pro. Take aim for a lone bolt out right that protects the final 5.6/7 face.
From a fine belay ledge and 2, 3/8" Fixe Ring anchors, rap 60m.
Quick draws, shoulder slings, and a good-sized, standard rack heavy in the hand/fist range.
|By Alan Searcy|
From: Pine, Colorado
Aug 29, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
This is a great bit of climbing. We saw it by chance and used it as a warm up for the rest of the day. Very solid and clean rock! Turns out there isn't anything else on the upper great face that's as hard. There was a pair of bolted lines in the middle of the face that we jumped on as well, did the same folks put those up? One on the right is about 10a and has 3 pitches, the last two pitches are trad hands and fingers to an awkward but stellar left facing dihedral with a finger crack. This is another 3-star route.The left hand bolt line goes up 70' and then stops (no more bolts, 9+ so far), so you must make a hairball traverse right to the other line to finish.
|By david goldstein|
Aug 6, 2007
Several criticisms of the previous postings:
None of the routes described above are on Lower Great Face. Tribal Regions is near the bottom of the Enclosure, much closer to Upper Great Face than LGF, while the routes Alan Searcy describes are on Upper Great Face, the three pitch climb he enthuses about being The Big Steep.
Tribal Regions is located near the bottom of The Enclosures.
From: Longmont, Co.
Oct 8, 2011
Three stars for pitch 1! One star for pitch 2. Pitch 2 is somewhat loose and crumbly, with the occasional rat's nest along the way. There is no reliable fixed anchor for pitch 1, bring midsize gear for the belay. The belay atop pitch 2 is very nice!