BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations.
This rock is entered here to provide organizational clarity. This crag is located in the cluster of rocks known as Jurassic Park. According to Rick Thompson, this rock located just downhill from the Dinosaur's Foot is known as "Big Ass Slab." Perhaps, there is a more tactful name (especially for little kids climbing here) for this rock?
On this slab are at least 4 established lines and possibly more. Clean, low-angle rock with primarily bolt protection is probably the best way to describe this crag. Nonetheless, this rock is still fun to climb.
Hike up from Lily Lake on the established ridge trail that switchbacks a short distance from the parking lot. Angle uphill towards the obvious rock and find the climber's trail. If you reach Dinosaur Rock or The Fin, you've gone too far. The 4 obvious routes start virtually on the climber's trail.
, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Stout Blue Vein
, 8+, 95', bolts.
C. Critical Morass
, 10+, 1p, 100', bolts.
, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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This mixed line starts just uphill from the obvious clean bolted slab. The bottom of the climb is protected in a flake with natural gear until reaching bolts which lead to the 2 bolt anchor. This is a decent route and the climbing is generally [straightforward], along with the gear. You may want a 60m rope to [rappel] the route, can't exaclty remember the length of rope left over, but to be sure, as most of the other routes on this wall, preferred to use a 60m. Not necessary to bring gear to thi...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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