2014 Update: Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and all seasonal raptor closure areas on U.S. Forest Service land will be re-opened August 1, 2014 for climbing.
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Trick or Treat is a fun new mixed route that goes up the right side of the Dan's Line slab.
Start as for Dan's Line, at a flat boulder. Climb straight up the slab past two bolts, and continue to a steep headwall. Move right and surmount the headwall (crux). Continue up to a right-angling crack. Climb the crack, then angle left past two more bolts to the anchor shared with Dan's Line.
At a flat boulder, just left of Hold the Line. Same start as Dan's Line.
7 bolts and 1 or 2 cams (green #0.75 and red #1 Camalots) for the crack. 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.
The crux feels more like a gym route. Other than that section, it's easier than 5.8. The crack section is very easy.
By Tony B From: Around Boulder, CO Jun 4, 2010 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
The crack is probably 5.4, so no gear is really needed unless you feel the need to sew it up.
By Allen Hill From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine Jun 5, 2010
Why do these routes even exist? This is what the gym is for.
By Robbie Flick From: Denver, CO Sep 5, 2010 rating: 5.8-5b16VI-14VS 4c
Another fun moderate for this area. I agree with the above comments - there's really only a few 5.8 parts. I placed two cams in the crack for peace of mind, but the climbing was very easy at that point. Still, thought it was a fun route and a good introduction to placing gear on lead, given the difficulty at the placements and the bolts before and after.
Fun little climb if you've already ticked off the other .8s in the area. For the most part very easy, with the crux being the short pull over the steep section. And yes, the crack is simple, but if you were to blow it near the top with no gear, you it's possible you may smack into the slab a ways below and to the right.