Meadow Rock is a smaller formation with south, west, and north aspected faces. The namesake meadow (hopefully not the cougar) lies a short distance to the northwest.
Bushwhack your way up past Coyote Cliff (the first canyon north of Alligator Lounge with decent rock). It is recommended to stay as close to the cliff as possible to avoid the choking aspen. From the back of the canyon, head up and right in an eastward direction towards Meadow Rock. The small meadow will lie on your left as you approach the north face of the crag and the stunning roof crack route, "The Dark".
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Shade Line 5.10- Trad, 1 pitch, 35 feet
The Dark 5.11 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Featured Route For Meadow Rock aka Cougar Cliff
The Dark 5.11 CO : South Platte : ... : Meadow Rock aka Cougar Clif...
Kudos to the first ascentionist for finding this gem! The Dark climbs the obvious crack that jogs up and left through the STEEP headwall. Start in the left-facing corner, and make a reachy traverse left on brilliantly sculpted granite to enter the crack proper. Catch your breath since this is probably the last time you will have your feet directly below you for the rest of the climb. Employ all your crack and face climbing skills as you fight off a growing pump in a race to the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO