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Lookout Mountain Dry Tooling Area

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If You Take A Chockstone, Please Put It Back T 
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Lookout Mountain Dry Tooling Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74911, -105.24484 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Maki on Nov 17, 2013

76° | 56°

69° | 47°

71° | 50°

68° | 42°

64° | 42°

59° | 40°
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The Lookout Mountain Dry Tooling Area is an assortment of chossy crags that have been forgotten by rock climbers (and for good reason). The cliffs are choked by vegetation and offer no enjoyable climbing. Fortunately, the dirty, lichen covered, vegetated, north-facing crags offer a good number of quality mixed climbs for the moderate, traditional mixed leader.

Pins are allowed, when appropriate. Fixed protection is not. There are no anchors for top roping, although you may be able to find something here or there to build an anchor and bring up your second. The rock is bad enough that you may decide to belay off of your harness.

There is a LOT of loose rock in this area! A helmet is a good idea.


A. The Main Attraction, 7+, M5, 1p, 75', gear.
B. If You Take A Chockstone, Please Put It Back, M3+, 1p, 40', gear.
C. The Tree Route, M4, 1p, 50', gear.

Getting There 

From US 6, take Lookout Mountain road around 1.8 miles to a pullout on the left side of the road at a sharp left turn. A trail goes straight downhill from the road, and a short scramble will take you to the base of the climbs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Lookout Mountain Dry Tooling Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Gibbs leading The Tree Route.

The Tree Route M4  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Lookout Mountain Dry Toolin...
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