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The Stone Cafe

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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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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Jan 4, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Rock Lobster climbs the indistinct dihedral/gully ...

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


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

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]

Featured Route For The Stone Cafe

Thanks a Latte' 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Stone Cafe
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Photos of The Stone Cafe Slideshow Add Photo
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...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone Soup is the lefthand crack. Thanks a Latte' ...
BETA PHOTO: Stone Soup is the lefthand crack. Thanks a Latte' ...

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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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