Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Third Pinnacle
Select Route:
Halls of Ivy T 
Red Tide T,TR 
South Ridge T 
Thin Crack T,TR 
Trident T,TR 
West Crack T 
West Flakes T 
Wide Crack T,TR 


YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
Page Views: 872
Submitted By: James Garnett on Jul 20, 2003

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (15)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Bob attempting the roof.

  • Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: MORE INFO >>>
  • Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    An easily accessible, after-work roof-practice climb.

    To get there, take either the Amphitheater Anchor Access or Amphitheater Express trail up to a small level area at the base of the third Pinnacle, directly west of the second Pinnacle and the top of the Amphitheater.

    The anchor points for this one are easily reached via a short hike around the northern side of the rock, but note that there are no fixed bolts, so you'll need to set your own pro if you decided to toprope. Begin the climb by gaining a ledge about 15' up, either straight up the slab or by following an easy crack and dihedral to its right. Turn the ~3 foot roof above, using plentiful, good handholds and then scramble to the summit. If you're leading this one, be sure to set enough pro to keep from decking on the ledge directly below.


    Standard Flatirons rack.

    Photos of Trident Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bob on Trident.
    Bob on Trident.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Toprope set up on Trident.
    BETA PHOTO: Toprope set up on Trident.

    Comments on Trident Add Comment
    Show which comments
    By nick moeckel
    Mar 8, 2005

    Fun moves up to and through the roof, especially if you take the slabby start. Above the roof the climbing wasn't anything special.
    By ConnerM555
    From: Denver
    Sep 22, 2015

    The roof is fun.

    The Definitive
    Climbing Resource

    Inspiration & Motivation
    to Fuel Your Run

    Next Generation Mountain
    Bike Trail Maps

    Backcountry, Sidecountry
    & Secret Stashes

    Better Data. Better Tools.
    Better Hikes!