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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'
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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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