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Angry Man 
Arete T,TR 
Clingon 
Finger Crack T,TR 
Jaws 
Knee Catcher T,TR 
One-move Wonder 
Pat's Slab 
Tooth Arete 
Tooth Slab 
Trade Problem 
Undercling Right T,TR 
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Little Twin Owls  


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Submitted By: Charles Vernon on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

Great toproping (or leading) a couple minutes west of the old Twin Owls parking lot. Now, it lies probably 0.8 miles from the new trailhead. To set up topropes, scramble around either side to the back, and follow your nose to a short chimney between the two little owls, each of which sports a set of bolts. I find scrambling around to the right a bit easiser; both ways are fifth class, so don't do anything stupid. All the routes are worthwhile, with the "Finger Crack" being the most...memorable.

Getting There 

From the new parking lot, head west towards the old Twin Owls parking lot ~0.8 miles. Once at the old Twin Owls parking lot, this small crag is just to the west split by a wide crack on its southeast face. Expect ~15-20 minutes.

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Weather station 1.4 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Twin Owls:
Tooth Slab   V-easy 3     Boulder   
One-move Wonder   V0 4     Boulder   
Tooth Arete   V0 4     Boulder   
Jaws   V3 6A     Boulder   
Angry Man   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
Undercling Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Finger Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Arete   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X     Trad, TR   
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Jaws V3 6A  CO : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls
Jaws is the large, long boulder on the approach path to Little Twin Owls. It is easily identified by finding the crystalline "mouth" on the west end--a remarkably well-named (or formed?) rock. The "Jaws" standard starts sitting down, hand traverses the mouth up right, and finishes in the corner, which may also be ascended by itself for an easier problem. A B1 on friable holds lies just right....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Mike Pharris
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 15, 2009
As of 9/13/09 the right hand summit - at the top of the zig zag crack route - only has one chain/bolt. There's one empty hole and one hole that's been cemented over. The rock up there has a bit of a hollow ring to it as well. We couldn't find any real way to back up the chains. Climber beware.

There are two chains on the left hand side - at the top of Knee Catcher.