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The Left Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Calling All Trad Climbers T 
Don't Ask T 
Gaiters T 
Most of the Time T 
Slight of Hand T,S 
Twisted T,S 
What's Wrong with Parents Today T,S 

The Left Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 40.0038, -105.3973 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 13, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.

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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:

A. Gaiters, 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.
F. Twisted, 9-, 1p, gear, 90'.
GE. Twisted's Sister to Parents Today, 10-, 90', var R of chimney to E.

Getting There 

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

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
Rock Climbing Photo: In the chimney.

Twisted 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Left Side
This is the obvious chimney to the right of What's Wrong With Parents Today. If you're there & have a desire for one more route, this can be interesting. It is somewhat reminiscent of the chimney pitch of Orange Julius with a bit of the chimney pitches of Bowels of the Owls & Casual Route.If this is your FA, please accept our apologies.Start up the cleft, pro is deep in the back for the 1st half of the chimney. Above, you can use the crack behind, but t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Left Bihedral area.
BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.

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