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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 30, 2007
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Description 

This is a small rock on the ridge top which drew the eye from Observatory Dome. For the cliff note version, it is very low-angle and not worth the walk. Nonetheless, if you are already there, you may be drawn to the rock. The separation of the rock from the trees should give some hints.

Still, it is there, it can be climbed, it has been climbed. It may have another name, but it isn't in Kimball's, Rossiter's, or Gillett's guidebooks. That is, it isn't written up in any of these guidebooks. In the photo on p86 of Rossiter's RMNP, The Crag Areas, it is the skyline bump up and left of Observatory, listed as 5. It is also depicted (I believe) on p 88 as 9821. So, for completion...it is now written up here.

Probably this would be a great kid rock...except for the approach. A four year-old could climb this rock, if he/she could approach it with the new parking lot.

There is some steeper rock on a small buttress on the right side.

Note, there was bear scat in the area.

Getting There 

Hike to the Pear, go left and go west (left) of Sunshine Buttress. Continue up and left. Skirt Observatory Dome on the left. Continue up to the skyline, angling slight left.

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