Dreadnaught Rock Climbing
Dreadnaught from Ridge 3.
This rock rib is called the Dreadnought by Rossiter and the Rainbow by Roach. This long Flatiron rises out of the left of Skunk Canyon and arches gracefully for close to 1000 feet as it climbs up Dinosaur Mountain. It is [immediately] West of Achean Pronouncement.
The Southernmost part of the rock is directly behind (West) of the Backporch
This rock provides for a fun scramble along it's almost 1000 feet ridge, some easy East face climbing and some sport routes on the West face.
Depending on the route you want to climb, you may decided to hike up Skunk Canyon or the Porch Alley trail.
Skunk Canyon approach - Hike up the canyon, past the section where you have to scramble between some boulders. Continue up and the Dreadnought will be the second tier of rocks on your left.
Porch Alley trail- Hike up the Porch Alley (see Backporch description) and stay to the Left of the Backporch. As you pass it, look for the 300+ feet Southern edge of the East face of the Dreadnought which should be sitting in the trees a few yards from the Backporch's fierce West face.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Dreadnaught
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dreadnaught:
Primal Rib 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
R Trad, 5 pitches, 1000'
Featured Route For Dreadnaught
Super Power 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a CO
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Super Power splits the large overhang on the Northwest Face of the Dreadnaught and is easily seen when walking uphill along the base from Skunk Canyon. It is one of the better crack climbs in the area and doesn't see as much traffic due to the long approach and the fact that it is usually closed from January through July. Super Power also faces to the Northwest, so mornings are best when it's hot. Later in the fall, the route is likely to be chilly but might catch some late-day sun.A large eagle...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Tunnel below the summit of Dreadnaught which allow...
Final climb to the Dreadnaught summit.
Downclimbing from the Dreadnaught summit.
Nearing the summit of Dreadnaught.