Elevation: 9,465 ft
GPS: 40.313, -105.541 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Dec 28, 2001 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Area reopened Details

Description

This 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 There

Take 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.

Groups

Note, this area is used by groups for climbing instruction and tyrolean experiences (between The Fin and Dinosaur Foot), so be forewarned.

Cell Phone Coverage

Cell phone coverage is not good here.

Map

A Google Map of the area can be found here courtesy of Jon Lachelt.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jurassic Park - Lily Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 68
Your Possible Pasts
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 222
Coloradoddity
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 68
Lost Time
Trad, Sport
Fin
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 40
Byrontosaurus
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 136
Stout Blue Vein
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 123
Gilded Lily
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 183
Middle Toe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 72
East of Eden
Sport, TR
Fin
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 699
Edge of Time
Sport, TR
Fin
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 143
CG's Naked Fun Time
Sport
Fin
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 92
Critical Morass
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 43
Copradelite
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
Slabbed Up-Side da Head
Sport
Fin
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 93
Dynamometer
Trad, Sport
Fin
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 143
Andrology
Sport, TR
Fin
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Your Possible Pasts Long Wall
 68
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Coloradoddity Big Ass Slab?
 222
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Lost Time Fin
 68
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Byrontosaurus Little Fin
 40
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Stout Blue Vein Big Ass Slab?
 136
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Gilded Lily Left Hand Rock
 123
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Middle Toe Dinosaur's Foot
 183
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
East of Eden Fin
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Sport, TR
Edge of Time Fin
 699
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
CG's Naked Fun Time Fin
 143
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Critical Morass Big Ass Slab?
 92
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Copradelite Dinosaur's Foot
 43
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Slabbed Up-Side da Head Fin
 109
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dynamometer Fin
 93
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Andrology Fin
 143
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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