Pine Cone Dome - Armaj Das (5.5)

Pine Cone Dome - Armaj Das (5.5)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 38.90746°N / 105.46149°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.5 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 2
Additional Information Grade: I
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Overview

Armaj Das is a good moderate 2-pitch route located near the center of the Pine Cone Dome. It is just to the right of Stone Age, another good moderate. Of the two climbs, Armaj Das is the best.


Armaj Das (5.5)Armaj Das (5.5), Pine Cone Dome


Approach / Location

Armaj Das climbs the face to the right of Stone Age and generally parralels it to the top, climbing the right side of the large flake above. Ends at the same large ledge with the rap tree. The start is somewhat confusing, we took the line shown in the picture.

Route Description

Pitch 1: There are a couple of options at the start. We climbed the slab immediately right of the deep crack. Work through a number of flakes aiming for the base of the large flake above. There an old pin on the route, and the climbing was fairly easy. We belayed at the base of the large flake (good anchor placements).

Pitch 2: Short pitch that my brother led on a single stopper placement. climb up around the right side of the flake. After a couple fun layback moves you're at the large ledge with the tree. Rap back to the ground with two ropes. You could also continue up to the top of Stone Age, but if you've done it once, rap and climb something more fun.

Photos from Along the Route:

Armaj Das (5.5)Erik Under P1
Armaj Das (5.5)Cleaning Pitch 1


Views from the Dome:

Elevenmile Canyon From Pine Cone DomeEast Towards Turret Dome
Elevenmile Canyon from Pine Cone DomeAcross the South Platte

Descent

Rappel from the anchors at the top of the second pitch. We had two 60m ropes and had no problem making it to the ground. I'm not sure if a single 60m would get you to the ground or into trouble.

Essential Gear

Standard rack with cams to a #3 Camalot.

External Links

Mountainproject.com: Armaj Das (5.5)

Google Maps Location: Pine Cone Dome


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