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Pretty big slabs with routes over 200 feet. The Lost Valley Slab is west-facing so might warm up on summer afternoons. We found it to be very secluded and I suspect that is the case today. Very high quality rock with lots of holds with moderate route options. FA: 1984.
The Lost Valley Slab is located on the slope just east of and above the Lost Valley Dude Ranch (same slope as and a few hundred yards south of Helen's Dome). The slab can be approached by starting at the old Molly Gulch CG. Cross the creek and start a rising contour to avoid private property and arrive at the base.
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Crawl Space 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c R CO : South Platte : ... : Hidden Valley Slab
Third class (might be harder) up the left side of the large cleft to the start of the route base.P1. Climb up and left to access the slab. Run it out up and right to the first bolt. Follow the bolts to the two bolt belay.P2: Follow two bolts straight up past a 5.9- crux. Pass two small overhangs and belay.P3. Tunnel through to reach the top. You might rap the route after tunneling back down (will report later). FA: Spring 1984....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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