Thick Crust

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Rock Difficulty:
5.7 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:
1

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Thick Crust
Created On: Dec 28, 2003
Last Edited On: Jun 7, 2006

Approach

Park at the Golden Cliffs climbers parking (see Getting There in main text) and proceed up the trail to the base of the cliffs. At the base head to the right (east).

The route is easily visible from the parking lot. Look for the big dihedral with the 1 ft. overhand midway up on the east side. This route is the deep crack to the right.

Route Description

This is a deep and wide crack with fixed protection within reach (technically for The Virus). Just follow the crack up. 1/4 of the way from the bottom there is a big ledge where you are sort of inside the crack. Don't go too deep. Do some easy steam moves until the crack narrows again then jam to the top.

Essential Gear

The route to the right has bolts that can be used so this route can be sport climbed.

The top anchor bolts are difficult to reach from the top but they could be used for a TR anchor. On the left there is a single ring anchor that coupled with a slung rock works good for a toprope.

Otherwise some gear 2" to maybe 4" if you want some trad practice.

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