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This section is the lowest section of The West Ridge. It is extends from the waterline/base of the ridge to arbitrarily Verschneidung. Certainly, this is the least famous of the sections of The West Ridge. Consequently, lines are generally shorter here. Access is quicker as well. Descents off the backside/E face, if you top out, are quicker, too.
Approach is dependent upon the depth of the creek, the parking available, and your desires for the day. You can approach this section of the ridge by parking at the Milton Boulder, wade the stream or boulder hop (Aug-ish to May-ish) to the base of the ridge and ascend. Or, you can approach by parking at the E end of the park, cross the bridge, hike on the trail paralleling the creek, and traverse the slippery 3rd class ramp around to the base of the West Ridge. Note, this last traverse is intimidating for small kids and particularly green partners. Then, you hike along the trail at the base of the W face of the West Ridge to your desired route.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Ridge - part A - Verschneidung to base:
Verschneidung 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Allosaur 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 3 pitches
Morning Thunder 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Wingshot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Wishbone 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Wild Turkey 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Kickin' Chicken 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Allosaur 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part A - Versc...
Allosaur is located near the bottom of the West Ridge in an area called the amphitheatre. To reach the start of the climb hike a short ways up the West Ridge trail just pass the bouldering traverse. From there scramble (4th / lower 5th class) up and right across some slabs to reach an area above the trail. Allosaur starts at a juniper tree at the base of a south-facing wall. P1: Move up and gradually left toward a fixed pin at 25 ft. or so. From there continue up and left across the face....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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