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Location: 39.17693, -105.33088 View Map  Incorrect?
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We talked to the nice people at the Hidden Valley Dude Ranch and they kindly escorted accross the ranch. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

West facing outcropping with slab and crack climbing. Only one route to my knowledge so far but might have potential for new routes.

Getting There 

Either avoid private land by staying high on the slope above the Hidden Valley Dude Ranch - hike up on the south side of Hellen's Dome, et al then head south. A pretty bleak approach. Better yet, ask permission to cross.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Jay pulling the crux of The Infidel.

The Infidel 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO : South Platte : ... : The Infidel
Pitch one - Climb the 5.9+ slab protected by one 5/16th inch bolt that leads to the prominent double hand cracks.Pitch two - Climb the double cracks (5.8) up into the right-facing dihedral.Pitch three - ID the left-tending, rising traverse. Climb out of the dihedral onto the face protected by bolts. Then climb the thin crack and face holds (5.11) to gain the belay ledge.Pitch four - Climb the beautiful 5.9 hand crack to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The long ridge from Helen's Dome to Couch Potatoes. Including the Infidel and the slabs with Crawl Space and Oooahh first climbed c. 1983.
BETA PHOTO: The long ridge from Helen's Dome to Couch Potatoes...

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