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The Eldorado Canyon route “Anthill Direct” has been on my to-do list for a while, but with a spooky run-out pitch I didn’t see myself leading it all anytime really soon. So when Tara’s climbing partner Brad suggested we tackle the route and was willing to lead whatever pitches I didn’t want I was psyched to go. As per the division of labor we agreed on in the parking lot, Brad strung together the first two pitches of “Touch and Go” while I belayed on his brand new double ropes.

Tara and I followed then I took the sharp end for one of my few turns leading on double routes for the pretty-straight-forward next pitch. Some easy crack and face climbing lead to a small roof and a tiny-for-3 belay stance. Brad linked the next two pitches of wandering and run-out 5.7. The last pitch was mine again, and a classic 5.9- roof to finish up on flatirons-like slab.

Brad then showed us the east slabs descent from the Redgarden Wall.


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