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Left Hand Rock 

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BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations.



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.

Getting There 

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.
B1. Guilted Willy, 9, 1p, 85', TR.
B2. Gilded Lily, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lilies of the Valley, 8+, 1p, 90', gear.
D. Dark Days, 8, 1p, 90', gear.
E. Byron's Ladder, 2, 1p, 95', bolts.
FE. Groove/chimney, 4, 1p, 95', TR.
GE. Face, ?, 1p, 90', TR.
H. T-Rect, 7+, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
I. Triceratops, 8- PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts & gear?

Thanks, Croy.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Hand Rock:
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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Featured Route For Left Hand Rock
Gilded Lily sport route on the left, Lilies of the Valley (trad) on the right.

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 I was unable to uncover any historical references to the line of discontinuous cracks located right of the thoroughly documented Gilded Lily trad and sport lines, so I gave it a go.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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By Croy T
From: Longmont, Co
Aug 27, 2009

As of 2009.08.25 I believe the climbs are as follows, (climbers') left to right, going uphill: Gilded Lily, Lilies of the Valley, Dark Days, unknown 5.2, T-Rect and Triceratop.

By Erik in TN
From: Greensboro, NC
Oct 4, 2009

GPS coordinates for rock: 13T 0453988, 4462326