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Tyndall Gorge Rock Climbing 

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This comprises the bouldering around Emerald Lake and below Hallett Peak.

If you want to add any problems in RMNP, check to make sure there is not an area or boulder already set up that it can be added to. Do not add individual problems to this site unless there is an area and boulder description in place. If there aren't any, feel free to add them, but make sure the descriptions are detailed and accurate for all three, area, boulder, and problem.

Getting There 

Approach via the trail for Emerald Lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tyndall Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tyndall Gorge:
Warm Up   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 7'   Emerald Lake
Warm-Up Boulder   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
Beginner's Luck   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
The Cube V5   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed)   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   Emerald Lake
The Cube V6   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
Kneebar   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
Mr. Wimpy   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
The Kind sitstart   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   Emerald Lake
Tiger Stripes   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   Emerald Lake
Whispers of Wisdom   V10 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   Emerald Lake
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Featured Route For Tyndall Gorge
Rock Climbing Photo: Elizabeth Williams on The Kind.

The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed) V5 6C  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Emerald Lake
The crux is making the long reach for the good slot/pocket/crimp jug (crug). Landing is fair since the boulder overhangs a small slab. Start on a left-facing jug at the center of the wall, move slightly left.This problem was established earlier by Jim Hurst, Jim Belcer, and Dean Potter as "In Your Face" due to a large block at the top of the route that would crush your face. After it was removed the name was changed to "Standard Overhang." History noted. I have chosen to keep the name The K...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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