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Lens Rock is a 1-2 pitch crag located between the Bookend and the Citadel. It consists of mostly easy to moderate trad lines and couple of stiffer mixed routes. This small crag does offer a variety of fun climbing - chimney, off-width, finger to fist cracks and some face climbing too. I wouldn't consider this crag to be a destination, but it is worth a stop off to get another line in for the day if you are in the general area.
Lens Rock is most easily accessed from other crags. Take the Black Canyon Trail to the Bookend or to the Pear. From the Bookend: head west below the Bookend across the gully and you'll run into Lens Rock. From the Pear: head up and east the descent gully on the east (right) side of the Pear.
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Arch Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Tennis Shoe Tango 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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Arch Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CO : Lumpy Ridge : Lens Rock
As the name implies this climb follows the leftward curving crack that eminates from the dihedral on the right side of the face.P1. Start at the bottom of the big, left facing dihedral and thrutch (not to be equated with unpleasant climbing), up the chimney/offwidth to a projecting rib of rock. One may cross over right of this and continue up more of the same to the top, Right Chimney 5.6. At this same level, the Arch Crack [the second crack] curves off to the left to intersect with Tennis Sho...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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