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Poor Man's Wingate T 

Steamboat Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.24207, -105.28232 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is the type locality of the Lyons Sandstone, which is the geological equivalent of the Wingate. The Lyons Sandstone also composes the Rotwand Wall in Eldo and North Gateway, South Gateway and Kindergarten in the Garden of the Gods. At Steamboat Mountain, the rock more closely resembles the sandy Wingate.

Getting There 

This is above and east of US Hwy 36, just northwest of Lyons.

Climbing Season

For the Lyons area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Claire Carren at the base of Poor Man's Wingate, A...

Poor Man's Wingate 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Lyons : Steamboat Mountain
In August 1977, Claire Carren and I climbed the longest, most obvious clean dihedral on the whole cliff band. On the first pitch, difficult, wide stems lead to an overhang, over which you must reach high for a good jam. Continue jamming and liebacking up the vertical corner to a ledge. The second pitch climbs ledgy, blocky terrain to the rim. Beware of loose rock. While following, Claire pulled off a block bigger than she was, and she fell. The block hit the ground near our packs. We walke...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Eva Raphael
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 26, 2015
Has anyone been up to Steamboat Mountain recently or know whether it is still accessible? I'd love to check it out but am having trouble finding a legal way in.

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