Top Rope Face (5.11c)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 39.78100°N / 105.2206°W
Additional Information Route Type: Sport Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.11c (YDS)
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While not popular and not climbed very often, this route occupies an amazing face that runs blank half way up. It was once only top roped, (as evident by the name and lack of bolts in the old guide description) but has since been retro-bolted and can now be led. While not terribly asthetic, the short line is powerful but also requires technique and an interesting control of balance. Not the greatest, but if you have some time, go for it.
Thin CrimpsOnce past the tiny lip, a blank face with minimal crimps provides and interesting sequence.

Getting There

Once to North Table, head up the path towards the Brown Cloud Crags. This line lies on the face directly to the right of 'Big Dihedral' (5.8).

Route Description

Some good holds down at the bottom bring you to a small lip. After the lip the face becomes near blank and a series of extremely small ledges provide crimps to see you to the top. High feet and good balance are a must on the upper portion.
Moving to the Next HoldReaching for the next move.

Not very well bolted, so clipping is interesting. I feel the route is quite sandbagged, it felt more like a 12a to me.
Mid FallCatching some air after failing to stick.

Essential Gear

Four draws and something for the anchors. This route can be TRed by walking around. A 50 meter rope is more than sufficient.