Unknown 2 (Tentative: Mermaid)
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BETA PHOTO: Alex getting ready to net a Mermaid. Lin belaying....
This is not my route, but it is another one for the database.
Bad name: How about Mermaid?
Decide how far right you want to start to gain the trough. It's friable everywhere.
This is route #4 (L->R) in the new book, about 80'(?) right of Unknown 1 (tentative: Black Bart)
. Start on a wide, clean area between trees, just right of a water streak on the left 3rd of the dome.
3 bolts, including a directional on the wall. Move belay 20' right to a 2 bolt anchor with chains. It is a long way to the 1st bolt, but the crux is probably at the bottom.
Ralph Kolva at the 2nd bolt of Unknown (#4 in the ...
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
May 27, 2014
The 3rd directional bolt is on the ledge below the overhand and cannot be seen from the base. No more friable rock than on almost all South Platte routes, expect a few micro flakes and crystals to come off. While the 1st bolt is a ways up, the diagonal seam makes getting to it fairly solid, but be prepared for the runout above the 2nd bolt. While the top off is over easier ground, messing up might land you on on your belayer. The anchor is roughly 20 to the right of the directional bolt and is shared by the following 3 or 4 climbs.