Thunder Point Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Upper and Lower Dream Canyon Modified from origin...
Thunder Point is the small buttress along the east stream bank as you head down the West Trail. It is just before the Oceanic Wall, and boasts two short routes: an 11d 8 bolt route and a 5.7 trad route. Both routes stay in the summer shade until noonish, and they share a bolted anchor from which you can rap.
A. Sunset Arete
, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
B. Center Tap Corner
, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
Head down the West Trail and look for a bolted arete on your left before you get to the Oceanic Wall. If you're at the Oceanic Wall, start heading up and out. If you walk more than two minutes, you've gone too far. Again, the bolted arete and "conspicuous dihedral" (Rossiter) are hard to miss.
Climbing Season For the Upper Dream Canyon area.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Thunder Point
Sunset Arete 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
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This is a decent line, though the climbing employs more face and slab technique than arete. This climb which is visible from the fence trail follows nine bolts up a broad arete past a couple of roofs. There is a hard move getting to the 2nd roof though the crux comes after the roof when the bolts switch to the right side of the arete.Beta alert: even though the final three bolts, those above the 2nd roof, are on the right side of the arete, the holds are on the left....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Thunder Point. Sunset Arete (11d) is the sport ro...
Thunder Point, photo: Bob Horan.