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South Canyon Point

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April Fool TR 
Autumnal Wall TR 
Clive S 
Conspicuous Consumption T 
Cooking with Crash TR 
Coroner's Crack T 
Dihedarete TR 
Elf Jism Dihedral S 
Equinox TR 
Genghis Khan S,TR 
Ian TR 
Jerry's Kids S 
Johler Coaster T,TR 
Kublai Khan S,TR 
Ladder, The T 
Pilgrimage to Cythera TR 
ReTaliation TR 
Spring and Fall TR 
Swamped T,TR 
Temur (Tamer) Khan TR 
Thickly Settled TR 
Wrath of Khan TR 

South Canyon Point 

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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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This is a sort of odd bit of rock--not because of the type of rock but just its location. This rock is on the South Rim, but unlike all other South Rim walls, it faces South and West (not East and North). There are a few trad lines, sport routes, but mostly topropes. It is worth a visit if you're in the area.

Getting There 

From the visitor center at the South entrance, park in the farthest North lot and take the farthest North trail leaving the parking lot (Lake Gulch Trail). Hike for about 0.25 miles until you're right below the rock. Find the least erosive way to the base of the rock.

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22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Canyon Point:
Cooking with Crash   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Conspicuous Consumption   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Clive   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Ben hoping his small nuts and cams will hold in the soft Castlewood rock

Conspicuous Consumption 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Denver South : ... : South Canyon Point
This is a pretty good lead up a thin crack for 40 feet. Start in the small, left-facing dihedral just left of a roof and a large, left-facing, inside corner. Jam and stem your way up to some good ledges. The pro is decent but a little unnerving when you're making moves over a no. 2 RP in sandy rock.... Continue up the finger crack to a large ledge, then stem up a right-facing dihedral to the bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Winter moon over South Canyon Point.
Winter moon over South Canyon Point.
A cool boulder on the rim. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
A cool boulder on the rim.
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View from South Canyon Point. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
View from South Canyon Point.
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Prickly Pear. <br />Photo By Blitzo.
Prickly Pear.
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South Canyon Point. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Canyon Point.
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South Canyon Point. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Canyon Point.
Photo by Blitzo.
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By Anonymous Coward
May 27, 2002

Nice place when it is cold and sunny. Sheltered from N wind.

By Hayden Fischer
From: Castle Pines, CO
Jan 27, 2013

It's worth noting that the Lake Gulch Trail is the furthest west trail leaving the parking lot, not the furthest north.