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Chain Rock

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Chain Rock  

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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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The biggest feature of this rock is the cave-like slot on a west/sw facing wall with a left-facing flake sticking out to form a roof. It is separated from Prow Rock by a wide crack in a dihedral formed by these two. Prow is to the south of chain.

Getting There 

Probably 200 yards from the south parking lot. Look at the pics and find it from there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chain Rock:
N Face S Chain   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 13'   
Cave Route aka Cavus Maximus   V2 5+     Boulder   
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North Face, V0.

North Face V0-1 4+  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Chain Rock
Around the corner from all the activity in the cave complex of Chain Rock is the sheer North Face. Working up to a crack mid height might be the crux, then a satisfying couple of long reaches to horizontals gets one to the top out. Slightly overhanging to get the blood warmed up.This route stays in shade a long, long time and can be good when hiding from the summer sun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By allen simons
Jun 9, 2003
try the blunt arete on the right side of the cave between # 1 and # 2 in the photo. tough, fun start.