Jurassic Park - Lily Lake Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Jeff Lockyer on Dec 28, 2001|
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DescriptionThis is a combination of descriptions. The date above predates the more detailed description.
This is a pretty area of short, moderate routes located near Lily Lake, South of Estes Park. Most of the climbing here is sport climbing, with newly developed routes that are not found in the Gillett guidebook. There are also some trad routes here, but for the most part, this is a sport climbing area. The views of the Diamond from this area are spectacular and so is some of the climbing here. 'Edge of Time' - pictured on the front cover of Gillett's Estes Valley guidebook is the super classic here and is a superb route. You will get lots of sunshine here as it faces west. Difficulty ranges from 5.6 to 12-.
Getting ThereTake CO Hwy 7 out of Estes Park until you get to the Lily Lake parking area on the right/west side of the road. (From Estes) Park here and look to the northwest to spot the crag. From Lyons, take CO Hwy 7 through South St. Vrain Canyon and finally reach the Lily Lake parking area. A number of the rocks are visible from the parking lot. The trail is pretty obvious to the crag, although the scramble up the hill doesn't seem to follow one distinct trail, please try to follow others paths. Enjoy!
Multiple social trails lead up to a saddle. There is now a trail called Lily Ridge Trail that switchbacks up just after reaching Lily Lake, perhaps 200 feet from the parking. Go up this trail, up switchbacks, then traverses/contours. Shortly after the trail begins to descend, there is a rising social trail angling toward the crag. You can also go further until nearly at the rocks and ascend loose, gravel to find a trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Jurassic Park - Lily Lake
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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