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Chair Rock 
High Chair, The 
Knight, The 
Parking Lot Rock 

Chair Rocks Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is a somewhat obscure area of the South Platte within the Top of the World area. The older Hubbel guide with its picture probably was the main enticement to explore around these parts. Amazing what a photo can do. There are some small, very interesting looking formations in the area. Approaches have changed a bit with the road closures.

Getting There 

Top Of The World is off of CO Hwy 126 just past the town of Buffalo Creek. Park along the hwy 2.6 miles South East of Buffalo and walk up Fire Road 538 going left at the junction after 1.7 miles, the right hand road is signed and leads to Top Of The World Campground (closed). Continue on the main road for another 1.8 miles to the old parking area, cross a fence and follow trails to Chair Rocks.

Per Jeremy Hakes: We found biking to be the most efficient way to get there. The FR is in great shape, and took only 25 minutes each way to get to/from Chair Rocks. It measured exactly 4 miles from the locked gate to the bottom of the formations.

Crags 

The Kingpin
Parking Lot Rock
The Pawn
High Chair
Chair Rock
The Knight

Climbing Season

For the Buffalo Creek area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chair Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chair Rocks:
Toot Suite aka Toot Suit   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Chair Rock
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Featured Route For Chair Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Slab start on the 2nd pitch.

Trails of Tropical Lotions 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : South Platte : ... : Chair Rock
Climb up the large chimney, and then transition to the slabby wall on the left to gain the ledge above. A #4 cam protects the transition moves. Traverse left on the ledge, taking the third crack system you come to (the first is Stuff N Fuckit (5.7) and the second is Right Stuff (5.8)). This is the hardest of the 3 crack systems at 5.9.The second pitch tackles a 5.9 slab with three old bolts that angle up and right. Continue onto a large ledge, walk to the back of a dark slot, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Chair Rocks Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Chair Rocks (photo looking north).
Chair Rocks (photo looking north).
Rock Climbing Photo: Chair Rocks from the summit of Raleigh Peak.
Chair Rocks from the summit of Raleigh Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chair Rocks collection from the south.
Chair Rocks collection from the south.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chair Rocks.
Chair Rocks.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chair Rocks and The Knight.
Chair Rocks and The Knight.

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By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
Sep 26, 2007
We found biking to be the most efficient way to get there. The FR is in great shape, and took only 25 minutes each way to get to/from Chair Rocks. It measured exactly 4 miles from the locked gate to the bottom of the formations.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Oct 10, 2007
People were climbing at Chair Rocks before Redguard Route was done in Eldo. From my research at the old CMC library, it seems people were much more interested in bagging technical summits than canyon walls during the fifties.
By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
May 14, 2008
I'm still interested in bagging those tech summits. :) Big Rock Candy Mountain is my next prize, although I don't know if I can do it. I'd also like to get The Turret and North & South Noddle Heads.

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