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Battlement Crag Rock Climbing 

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Battlement Crag is the small brown and black dome located approximately 200 feet northwest of the White Gunks Wall and around 1,000 feet north of The Quarry. The southwest/downhill face of the dome is the tallest aspect at about 100 feet. The nature of the rock varies considerably around the dome since it has a couple rock type contacts, sometimes including a band of coarse-grained, weathered granite at ground level. Portions of the rock appear to have suffered from Terry Barton’s Haymen Fire wrath with black residue, baked guano, and scorched rocks. The top of the dome provides a good panorama of the Thunder Ridge area.

Getting There 

Battlement Crag is visible from the approach road hillside west of Thunder Ridge. Walk down the hillside, cross the creek, and follow the cairned trail up the slope that would lead to the Alligator Lounge and crosses between the White Gunks Wall and the Battlement Crag.

Climbing Season

For the Thunder Ridge area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

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In the Line of Fire 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Battlement Crag
Line of Fire provides airy, varied climbing that mixes crack climbing and positiony face climbing moves together with good rests. A blocky, reachy start leads to the ledges below the concave, bombay chimney. Make the memorable entrance moves to the chimney and delicately traverse right under the huge roof. From the blocky perch at the right side of the roof, step up onto the alligator skin face and follow the dihedral to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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