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End of an Era (5.9)
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End of an Era (5.9)

 
End of an Era (5.9)

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W

Object Title: End of an Era (5.9)

Route Type: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.9 (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 1

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Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: Oct 12, 2007 / Oct 22, 2007

Object ID: 346943

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Overview

Larissa Climbing
Larissa looking like a pro and cranking hard on this classic 5.8+.
A really fun climb on a spectacular arete that offers some of the best views in the park. Also a really good climb to teach someone how to clean anchors since the ledge at the top is gigantic.
Herr Hollweck on Top Rope
Chris TRing this classic route.

First put up and climbed by George Allen and Ann Liebold in 1979.

Getting There

Garden of Gods Parking
Park at the black circle for easiest access to Greyrock.
To get here park at the lot to the south west of Greyrock and follow the road on the bikers path to the base of the rock. Find a fairly obvious climbers path in the scrub oak and cross the street. Follow the path to the base of the rock. 'End of an Era' is the obvious east bolted face on the spectacular arete.

Route Description

The obvious line of bolts on the east face of the arete. The line of bolts/pitons on the north side of the area is a 10a variation called 'Death of the Dinosaur'.
End of an Era (5.9)
The route. Xs mark bolts and the red line marks the path of climbing.


Climb on the north face and step around to the first bolt, from here you climb the arete proper on good ledges and somewhat sandy large holds. Follow the 6 bolts to the large ledge with new anchors, (as of spring 2007.)
 
Lower Portion of  End of an Era
Lower portion of the route.
 
Upper Portion of  End of an Era
Upper portion of the route.



If you feel uncomfortable climbing so high to the first bolt, bring a few small-medium cams to protect the lower section. Also be careful clipping the second bolt, if you blow here you will deck, so make sure you are comfortable climbing at the grade. Not meant to scare you away, this is an amzing climb, just a heads up.

Essential Gear

Some quickdraws, something for the anchor, and a few pieces of pro to protect the beginning, (if you are uncomfortable.)
Climbing with Crimpers
On the face of the arete. Good crimps and good feet.

Images

Larissa ClimbingFoot Placement on End of an EraHerr Hollweck on Top RopeEnd of an Era (5.9)Upper Portion of \'End of an Era\'Lower Portion of \'End of an Era\'Climbing with Crimpers
Some of the Thinner MovesA View to the NorthGarden of Gods ParkingRoute of End of and Era 5.8+