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Elevation: 5,592 ft 1,704 m
GPS: 40.2037, -105.3111
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Scout Rock is a small cliff situated right along the roadside in SSV canyon. The rock is variable in quality having some horrible chossy stuff that no one will climb and some excellent, consolidated granite. It holds a few trad routes, and it has seen some recent sport route development. The cliff faces South, gets great sun, and has been climbed throughout the year. Owing to its location at the bottom of the canyon, sun in winter is pretty sparse. Because Scout Rock is so close to the road, climbing here requires a lot of attention to the traffic. Some cars and trucks have been known to scream through the SSV, despite its sane speed limit. Nonetheless, it is fairly easy to keep out of the road, just be very aware.

There are now several trad climbs on the west side of Scout Rock, where the beginner/intermediate trad leader can work up the ladder of difficulty: Scout Route (5.5), Funhouse Chimney (5.5), But for a Silver Bullet... (5.6), The Lone Ranger (5.6), Route 166 (5.7), Tom Thumb (5.8+), Exit Stage Left (5.9-), and In a Pinch/Genie (5.11c).

Routes from downhill to uphill (R->L):

A. Little Bear, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
BA. KeeMoSabe, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
C1. Tonto, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
C2. ??, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
D1. Love, Honor, and Belay, 9+, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
D2. Living the Dream, 9+, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
E. Cornered, 9, 1p, 75', bolts.
EF. Cornered to Blood Brothers, 3, 1p, 20', bolts.
F. Blood Brothers, 7, 1p, 50', bolts.
G. Leaning Aid Crack, A3, 1p, 70', gear.
H. Ambush, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Dead Raccoon Crack, 4 A3, 1p, gear.
J. Cold Chisel, 12, 1p, bolts & gear.
K. Hunting Party, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. Top Gun, 11, 1p, gear.
M. War Path, 13?, 2p, 100', p1 12-, p2 5.13?, bolts.
N. Comanche Warrior, 11, 1-2p, 85', p1 9, bolts.
O. Exit Stage Left, 9-, 1p, gear.
P. Broken Arrow, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
Q. In a Pinch, 11, 1p, gear.
R. Tom Thumb, 8+, 1p, 55', gear.
S1R. Var. The Lone Ranger, 6, 1p, 60', gear.
S2. But for a Silver Bullet..., 6, 1p, 75', gear.
T. General Cluster's Last Stance, 9, 1p, bolts & gear.
U. Funhouse Chimney, 5, 1p, gear.
V. Rawhide, 10, 1p, 85', bolts.
W. Sneak Attack, 11, 1p, bolts.
X. Route 166, 7, 1p, gear.
Y. The Triple Mantel, 9+ - 10, 1p, bolts & gear.
Z. Scout Route, 5 1p, TR.
AA. Sacajaweah, 6, 1p, TR.
BB. Lambda, 10-, 1p, bolts.

Scout Slab - across the corridor (R->L):

A. Git 'Em Up Scout, 9, 1p, 75', bolts.
BA. Merit Badge, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C1. Ring of Power, 4 or 6, 1p, 60', TR.
C2. The Sword That Was Broken, 3 vs. 5, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.

Getting There Suggest change

From the intersection in Lyons, take CO Highway 7 up the SSV Canyon for 3.1 miles. Scout Rock is on the right, and parking is just off the road.

Rattlesnakes

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Note: there are rattlesnakes that live in the drainage between the cliffs here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scout Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c A3
 6
Dead Raccoon Crack
Trad, TR, Aid
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 21
Funhouse Chimney
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Tom Thumb
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 141
KeeMoSabe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
Exit Stage Left
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 72
Rawhide
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Hunting Party
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 55
Little Bear
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Comanche Warrior
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Broken Arrow
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 11
Sneak Attack
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
War Path
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Raccoon Crack
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c A3 Trad, TR, Aid
Funhouse Chimney
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Tom Thumb
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
KeeMoSabe
 141
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Exit Stage Left
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rawhide
 72
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hunting Party
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Little Bear
 55
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Comanche Warrior
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Broken Arrow
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sneak Attack
 11
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
War Path
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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