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"Two Ears" starts next to the pine tree in this ph...
Climb up and right past a small roof. End on slanting ledge.
2 rope rappel or keep going up Zanzibar Dihedral for the second pitch & walk off.
Plenty o' pro standard rack will do.
Bolted anchors @ the top.
|By Jeff Stephens|
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 10, 2008
Anyone know what happens if you head directly up from Two Ears? That would be the face to the left and around the arete from Zanzibar Dihedral. The arete itself looks climbable as well.
|By Brian B Ballard|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 10, 2009
Yeah, it supposedly goes up an unnamed 5.8. Ski Pole 5.7 goes somewhere up the left of there on the face.
Jul 13, 2009
Starts directly behind the single tree closest to the slab. Fairly inobvious to me because the rock looks kinda broken w grass growing out of it. I went up to the two pins then followed the seam right then then up through the cleft in the small roof. Went to the huge ledge and belayed there for Zanzibar. Didn't see the chains which are to the left of the ledge if you are facing the rock. Easy climbing but also run out at times.
Also if you are doing the walk off for Zanzibar check out the ramp sloping up from the start of two ears. There are a couple of bolted sport climbs to the left on an upward sloping ramp. I think the object of the walk off is to end up on this ramp. If you go too far you end up in a loose scree gully that deposits you below the ramp.
|By Lynn S|
Jul 16, 2010
The "bolted anchor" mentioned above has been replaced (it had ratty slings and wire cable). The new anchor/rap station is just to the left as you reach the big ledge below Zanzibar. You can easily stand on the ledge and reach over and clip into the rap station, the old one was 15 left and a bit inconvenient/exposed to get to.
If climbing Zanzibar, I would build a gear anchor in the corner, just my opinion. Now you can rap from the top of Zanzibar and get to the anchor while still on rappel. A second double rope rap gets you to the ground. The hardware is courtesy of ASCA.
|By Rich F.|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 9, 2011
I followed the same route described by Monolith -- starting at the base of the tree nearest the slab, climbing up through the broken rock with grass growing out of it, then following the seam right for about 10 feet then up through a cleft in the small roof and continuing up to the bolts just left of the Zanzibar Dihedral. The new anchors with chains are well placed to be able to reach around and grab while standing on the Zanzibar Dihedral ledge. I thought the climb was on the easier side of 5.7, with plenty of opportunities for protection given the relative ease of the climb. It's a great way to get to the start of Zanzibar.