The Left Side Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.
This is a section of the Bihedral Area which has a set of distinct, newer climbs. It is typically approached differently than when going to the Bihedral or Riviera. It is organized as a distinct area for clarity. Many of the routes here were developed by Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, & Mike McGill. The routes here are generally protected with traditional gear. Note, this is distinct from the Left Side as described by Rolofson's Vol. 1 guide.
From L->R these area:
, 8+, 1p, 110', gear.
B. Most of the Time
, 8-, 1p, 80', gear.
C1. Slight of Hand
, 11, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
C2. Don't Ask
, 10-, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
D. Calling All Trad Climbers
, 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
E. What's Wrong With Parents Today?
, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
, 9-, 1p, gear, 90'.
GE. Twisted's Sister to Parents Today, 10-, 90', var R of chimney to E.
Park at approximately 7 miles up the canyon (from Elephant Buttresses). The larger parking area is distinguished by a large tree on the south side of the road. Hike up the talus slope just downhill on the north side of the road. Go up & left towards this cliff. The first climb you encounter is Unnamed Sport Climb. You must go left and up a gully to get to the rest of the climbs here. This photo
may help if you need more directions.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Left Side
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Calling All Trad Climbers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : The Left Side
This route is located down and left of the main Bihedral rock. See Rossiter's guide, page 96, route one. This route follow a series of short corners just left of What's Wrong With Parents Today. Follow short corners with good gear up to a steep section with a bolt. Crank past the bolt and gain ledge below a steep, short finger crack. Power up the crack and angle left past the crack following good cracks, with good gear to the anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.