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The Platitudes Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 20, 2011

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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]

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Knee Jerk Reaction 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CO : Lyons : ... : The Platitudes
There are two ways to start this route. One can begin at the bottom of the buttress and climb difficult friction past a bolt (5.10?) to a small ledge.The other option is to bypass the difficult start and traverse in on the aforementioned ledge. This makes the climb about 5.8.Whichever start you choose, there is a groundfall potential getting to the next (second) bolt.After the second bolt, climb left of a prominent water streak past a third bolt then angle left to a fourth bolt and then up to ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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