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The Stone Cafe

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L to R R to L Alpha
Gruel Shoes S 
Reach for the Sky... Cafe T 
Rock Lobster T 
Stone Soup T 
Thanks a Latte' T 
Yin Pin (aka Stonefish) S 

The Stone Cafe Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,500'
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Jan 4, 2013
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Description 

Secluded outcrop that faces west-northwest. Lies just downhill to the northwest of of the left side of Sky Cafe.

L-R:

A. Stone Soup, 9+, 1p, 55', gear.
B. Thanks a Latte', 6, 1p, 45', gear.
C. Rock Lobster, 10-, 1p, 65', gear & bolts.
D. Reach for the Sky... Cafe, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.
E. Yin Pin (aka Stonefish), 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Gruel Shoes, 8, 1p, 65', bolts +/- gear.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Sky Cafe. Go left, down vegetated north-facing slope that is just west of the Sky Cafe.

Climbing Season

For the The Sport Park area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['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]


Featured Route For The Stone Cafe

Rock Lobster 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Stone Cafe
Rock Lobster climbs a left-facing dihedral just right of Thanks a Latte'. After the angle decreases, place a #2 C4 (or #4 C4 higher) and reach far right to a bolt. A long reach to a sidepull and a hard crank (5.10) placed me on an insecure slab and the second bolt. I diagonaled up and right across heavily lichened slab (green Alien), then reached right to a crack, then climbed straight up very heavily lichened rock to the top, where I slung a block and placed a yellow Al...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Lobster climbs the indistinct dihedral/gully ...
BETA PHOTO: Rock Lobster climbs the indistinct dihedral/gully ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reach for the Sky climbs the nice crack in the lef...
BETA PHOTO: Reach for the Sky climbs the nice crack in the lef...

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By George Bracksieck
Jan 4, 2013
In spring 2012, I did a bunch of routes at the Sky Cafe with Mike Endicott. From near its NW corner, I noticed a bolted anchor just below. Further investigation revealed a nice outcrop displaying bolts, anchors, and clean splitters. On June 12, 2012, I returned with my wife, Jeana, and Mike and led six routes on what I will call the Stone Cafe.

Thanks a Latte' and Gruel Shoes are the only routes lacking big areas of slippery lichen encrustations. Although countless bolted lines have been heavily brushed in Boulder Canyon and elsewhere, lichen is part of the rock's beauty, is natural, and doesn't have to be removed.
By George Bracksieck
Jan 4, 2013
Whoever opened this area and routes is welcome to provide names and details. Your work is appreciated. If you are disappointed that it is publicized, I suggest that advertising it with bolts is counterproductive. At least the bolts are painted gray and are relatively unobtrusive.

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