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Ralston Roost Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,334'
Location: 39.83641, -105.42442 View Map  Incorrect?
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Alvino Pon also put in a number of routes on this cliff above Kriley Pond. There are bolted lines here in addition to some not so obvious trad routes.


A. Left Ridge, 6, 1-2p, 250', gear.
B. Rain Screw, 10, 2p, gear & bolts.

Getting There 

Park next to Kriley Pond, then head up the switchbacked hiking trail that goes up the hill. Cut off directly uphill and some point and bushwhack to the ridge or locate some rock cairns and try to follow them. It is not a long approach in either case.

Eds. the park rangers are planning to determine a single access route to reduce the impacts of multiple social trails to this crag. Please be on the lookout for new signage to help preserve our access. Thank you.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rain Screw 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Golden : ... : Ralston Roost
There are two face cruxes on the 2nd pitch. One is just above the bolted belay station on the sloping ramp: pull onto the wall up and right of the belay, then traverse left on edges to gain the bolt line and exposed first crux. The climbing eases to about 5.9 through the middle of the pitch, passing two (or three?) bolts. The second crux is near the top at the last protection bolt- a layback flake leads to face holds then a long reach left to the sloping edge of the buttress. An exposed and exci...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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