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Left Hand Rock 


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Description 

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.


L->R: 

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
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Gilded Lily 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Left Hand Rock
Start below the roof on the left side of the southeast face, beneath the obvious line of bolts. Climb around the roof on the right side, then step left onto the slab. Climb straight up on thin hands and great friction for feet. The crux is at the fourth bolt. From there, the route moves closer to the arete on the left. The difficulty eases for about 20 feet then around the 7th bolt it gets steep again. From there, it's easy to the anchor. This is an exciting climb for its lack of positive...[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