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From Pine (see area description), take Elk Creek Road West for approximately 0.7 miles to a small parking area (2, maybe 3 cars will fit). Hop boulders across the creek and follow the obvious trail for 5 minutes. It's best to keep following the trail to the point where your route starts as some unpleasant boulder hopping is required if you cut straight to the rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Squat Rock:
Slimy Slit 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Lichen or Not 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Elusive Wapiti 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Kirk's Corner 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
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Lichen or Not 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO : South Platte : ... : Squat Rock
Another of the Platte's near-perfect hand cracks, Lichen or Not ascends a short vertical buttress and is punctuated by a 20 ft 5.6 runout on slabs to the anchor.Hike to Squat Rock and continue on the trail to approximately the midpoint of the rock. As a reference point, you should be slightly to the left of the Squat Rock summit (a blocky boulder cleft by a 5.10 offwidth) and about even with a tree located just down and left from the summit. Thread your way through some large boulders to the b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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