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Rambling Rose - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

7-8 pitches. Climbs the large traversing dihedral, then up face to left facing corner up to summit. Excellent route. Some bad star-dryvin nails past pitch 3 (climbed it in 96--anyone know if these have been replaced?)

Submitted by: dwise on 2004-01-19
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Route ID: 47315

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
Flash Flash ascent by: Gmburns2000 on 2010-11-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars excellent route!

really enjoyed this. Led P1 and the final pitch. We did it in four. The pitch above the 5.10 pitch is a bit scary runout. A fall will definitely clip the ledge on the way down if you haven't clipped either of the first two bolts.

Best route in CO hands down.

Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2010-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best Route Ever

This is an excellent route, probably the best I've done in all of Colorado. The first pitch we took starts in kind of a third class gully a ways left of the arch. More towards TP Tower. Follow this up and then traverse right a ways climbing past a bolted anchor to another bolted anchor near the start of the arch. The next pitch is stellar and climbs most of the arch and a hollow flake to a bolted anchor. From here tiptoe up 5.10 knobs, clipping bolts to a bolted anchor on a ledge. One can (and should) combine this with the next pitch which is probably 5.9+R. The moves are maybe a hair easier than the 5.10 pitch but the bolt spacing may land you on a ledge if you blow it. Eventually you can build a gear anchor in the upper dihedral on a small (foot size) ledge. From here follow the dihedral the rest of the way to a bolted anchor. After that it's kind of choose you're own adventure. We went up a slab just left of the belay that is recognizable by a short jug/flake. The moves are about 5.8+/5.9- with a little bit of sketch factor. From here you wander up to the summit which features great views of Wigwam Creek Valley and the back side of Pikes Peak. All but a few bolts have been replaced or are 1/4" supplemented by a good bolt. Any belays with only 1/4" bolts can be supplemented easily with gear. Truly the best route I've done in Colorado, maybe anywhere.

Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1997-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars No Comment

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Added: 2007-04-26

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: dwise on 1996-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 1996-06-30