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Routes in Whiskey Peak - East

Ballantine Blast T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crown Royal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gentle Ben's Afternoon Delight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lazy Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Microbrew T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Schaeffer's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shaken, Not Stirred T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 4,609 ft
GPS: 36.034, -115.462 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Aug 12, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

The lower eastern shoulder of Whiskey Peak is composed of the Lazy Buttress and several small faces that are to the left of the big white rockfall scar. There are many good moderate trad climbs in this area.

Several routes here end on or near the large platform called Lovers' Ledge. The easiest descent route crosses to the far side of the brushy gully behind the ledge, then goes up for 50 yards to the standard Whiskey Peak descent gully. This can be followed down and east, eventually wrapping around the base of the wall to the approach trail.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Walk west on the trail from the parking area. At the mouth of the canyon, the trail splits; take the uphill (left) branch directly up to the base of the wall. The trail reaches the rock immediately under Schaeffer's Delight.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whiskey Peak - East

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Microbrew
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Lazy Buttress
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Schaeffer's Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ballantine Blast
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Microbrew 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Lazy Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Schaeffer's Delight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Ballantine Blast 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
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Larry Graham
Boulder, CO
Larry Graham   Boulder, CO
Just a head's up to those ending at Lover's ledge. The Handren book, as excellent as it is, does not describe the descent from there. It is important to know that the gully just below is NOT the same descent gully as for other Whiskey Peak descents. You need to scramble UP that gully a ways (as mentioned above in the intro to Whiskey Peak East) to intersect the "Frogland descent gully" which is well marked with cairns and a fairly easy descent down and back around to the north and the base of various climbs. We made the mistake yesterday of going DOWN the gully below the ledge. This was pretty dangerous, with much loose rock. It has been traveled and there is a needed rap station near the end but definitely not the best way to go. Apr 22, 2015

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