Hillbilly Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.98, -105.29 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||John Shields on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis rock is mostly lower angled slabs of Fountain Formation sandstone with decent to excellent opportunities for protection (some runouts possible but the angle is VERY low here). Great area to practice placing pro on lead and it gets lots of sunny exposure (east-facing). Climbs here range from 5.0 up to about 5.12, with most being of the lower levels of difficulty.
Getting ThereFollow Table Mesa Rd. to its end at NCAR. Park at NCAR and take the NCAR trail (TH on west end of parking lot, entrance) to Skunk Canyon trail. You are looking for Hillbilly Rock, situated directly below and east of the summit of Ridge One (Skunk Canyon). This is the first rock ridge encountered on the trail and it will be directly in front of you and before a switchback in the trail. At the apex of this switchback is a climber's trail that ascends a steep gully to the base of Ridge One. There are a few large outcroppings passed coming up the gully (they are climbable). Hillbilly Rock will be the first "wall" or face of any real size.
A less steep approach can be found by continuning on the Mesa Trail past Skunk Canyon's entrance to a point straight East of Hillbilly Rock. This may be less sketchy.
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