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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  

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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

For the The Bihedral Area area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Left Side:
What's Wrong with Parents Today   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Peter Dillon moving left at the first crux.

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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Upper Left Bihedral area.
BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.

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