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Dreadnaught Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,134'
Location: 39.9759, -105.2915 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Nov 28, 2001


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  • Description 

    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.

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    For the Central area.

    Weather station 3.0 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Dreadnaught

    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'   
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    Featured Route For Dreadnaught
    Rock Climbing Photo: Warren Teissier on the rib. With the North Skunk C...

    Primal Rib 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a CO : Flatirons : ... : Dreadnaught
    This route follows the 1000 foot arete of the Dreadnought from Skunk Canyon all the way to its summit behind the Backporch. The views of the rocks on the North side of Skunk Canyon and the West face of the Backporch are hard to beat.Take the Skunk Canyon approach. Once you reach the Dreadnought hike the steep gully between its East Face and Achean Pronouncement to where the rock becomes well-defined and less licheny (roughly 300 feet).Look for a small, left-facing dihedral with a couple of bushe...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Tunnel below the summit of Dreadnaught which allow...
    Tunnel below the summit of Dreadnaught which allow...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Final climb to the Dreadnaught summit.
    Final climb to the Dreadnaught summit.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Downclimbing from the Dreadnaught summit.
    Downclimbing from the Dreadnaught summit.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the summit of Dreadnaught.
    Nearing the summit of Dreadnaught.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dreadnaught summit.
    Dreadnaught summit.
    Rock Climbing Photo: From Skunk Canyon.
    From Skunk Canyon.

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