BETA PHOTO: The Overhanging West Face of Alamo Rock
Not much here for a destination climb or the average boulderer.However, for teaching somebody how to rap, this is your rock. Unseen from the bottom are two giant 50s vintage eye-bolts. Configured as they are one is able to belay another to rap either the gently sloping 50' east face or the 70' free rappel on the overhanging west face. As they are the bolts make it possible for the novice to find his or her technique for this 70' free ride while being belayed. The north west side of the rock offers big ledges for the best access to the top. There is one or two 5th class moves to make in order to gain the summit. This is also a good place to let beginners get a feel for slab climbing in the flatirons on the east face.
Follow Baseline Rd. west to its end. You are now at the bottom of Flagstaff Mtn. You may go left to the Gregory Canyon parking area or right to ascend Flagstaff. From here, the bridge at the bottom of Flagstaff Mtn., go right and wind 1.6 miles to the Crown Rock parking area. As you approach the 1.6 mile mark Crown Rock will appear on your left just after a right hand hairpin. Slow down because to park you'll need to make a sharp left immediately after the rock. Head SE from your car for about 150 yards and look for a mini-flatiron about 90 feet high and 100 feet across.
Climbing Season For the Flagstaff area.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
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Remember the Alamo 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CO
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As is mentioned in the area description, this route is not much for a destination climb. That said, it is an enjoyable place for the newer climber to safely attempt a short section of offwidth (on TR of course). The first 40 feet involves an easy climb up a mild slope before reaching the beginning of the overhanging crack. One must combine several offwidth jams with face jugs to surmount the final crux section before reaching the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Alamo Rock viewed from the southeast.
By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Dec 1, 2003
The two eyebolts are on the east face, more than a few feet down from the western edge of the top of the rock, so there'll probably be some drag when pulling ropes after rappelling off the overhanging west side.
By Kevin Currigan
Dec 17, 2003
Yes, you will get big time rope drag pulling your rope to the west. But, it wil come; just use a little elbow grease.
By Nate Muncy
From: Thornton, CO
Aug 21, 2013
There are two sets of bolts now:
1 - just at the top of the southern part of the slab, the obvious crack will take you to them. They've seen some weathering. This is probably 5.5 climbing.
2 - from those bolts mentioned above, head north/up the rock on some 5.4 moves following the crack again. The massive eye-bolts are just east of the top, be careful getting down to them. You could also solo up the 5.6ish slab to get here, starting by the tree.
Note - Bring larger carabiners, my black diamond positrons did not open wide enough for the eye-bolts.
The Alamo is about 250 yds SE from crown rock, directly E of an overhung 50' wall next to the trail with a tree growing in the top of it.