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The Platitudes Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 20, 2011
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Description 

This is one of several crags which makes up the Second Band of the Country-Western crags. The rock consists of low angle slab climbing on good granite.

There can be a bit of an ant problem at the base of the routes so be vigilant.

Getting There 

There are two approaches. First, one can come in from the west by walking under Tomahawk Buttress. One can also approach the rock by heading slightly uphill and west from Vrain Child; a five-minute walk.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['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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Quicker Picker Upper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Lyons : ... : The Platitudes
Climb up a small rib and mantel onto a slab. Proceed up the slab past two horizontal bands, protection is found here, to a bolt. Climb past the bolt(crux) and angle up and right to a large pine tree with slings.To descend, rappel 95' to the base of the climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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