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Otina’s Adventures

Otina’s Adventures

Trip reports and photos from hiking, climbing, skiing
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado, Alaska, NY and beyond.

St Vrain Canyon

Area Links: St Vrain Canyon Mountain Project

Date: October 20, 2012
Partners: Bethany, Ben
Region: The Coliseum (Mountain Project)
Route: Unleash the Lions (Mountain Project)
Type: Trad
Consensus: 5.6
Length: 1 pitch, 70' (didn't do second pitch)

Ben lead first, I seconded and removed his gear placements. Then Bethany lead, so I could see her placements when I removed them again. Then I lead my first trad route! Not too bad, learned a lot of little details to improve on for next time.


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Route: Hollow Man (Mountain Project)
Type: Trad
Consensus: 5.8
Length: 2 pitches, 195'

Bethany lead the first pitch, which involved an fun layback move, followed by an interesting crack system. 2nd pitch was a bit more spicy and may be a bit more of a stout 5.8 (to our group consensus). The arete section was quite exposed and had minimal holds.


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Route: Gladiator (Mountain Project)
Type: Trad
Consensus: 5.8
Length: 1 pitch,

Only did first pitch of Gladiator, then traverse to Hollow Man anchor. First pitch was fun with an interesting crack to climb. Bethany had a great lead to a difficult crack width for our size hands. The second pitch was very mossy with plenty of lichens and loose rock to make it interesting. A difficult lead for Ben due to it's chossyness, but easy enough to follow.


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