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.
Climbing Season For the The Bihedral Area area.
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]
Featured Route For The Left Side
Don't Ask 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 1. In the center of the cliff, follow a corner up to an obvious, short left-facing corner. Gain a ledge and make a cool face moves left past a bolt to a short right-facing corner. Follow cracks up to the anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.