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Sunny, on a late June morning. We saw 4 or 5 parties hike past us as we were climbing. It was a Saturday, but I would call that crowded. The rock is good quality granite - great for friction and not rough on my hands.
The approach is the same as other climbs at Jurassic Park. The approach hike took us 20 minutes. Left Hand Rock was the first rock with a line of bolts we saw.
A. Left Dihedral, 9, 1p, gear.
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Gilded Lily (Retrobolted) 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Gilded Lily 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Lilies of the Valley 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Left Hand Rock
This has all trad pro. I was unable to uncover any historical references to the line of discontinuous cracks located right of the thoroughly documented Gilded Lily trad and sport lines, so I gave it a go. It starts right of the low roof, heading up using horizontal cracks with small pro. I felt the crux was the red head wall coming up directly under the upper roof, then traversing left before I could place decent pro. I gained the upper left dihedral by using a lower, right, dia...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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