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Ain't My Gull To Whack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Arch Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Flakes of Glass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Frame, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Optic Nerve T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Spectacle, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Tennis Shoe Tango T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Elevation: 8,526 ft
GPS: 40.41, -105.544 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Holly Barnard on Jun 4, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Lens Rock is a 1-2 pitch crag located between the Bookend and the Citadel. It consists of mostly easy to moderate trad lines and couple of stiffer mixed routes. This small crag does offer a variety of fun climbing - chimney, off-width, finger to fist cracks and some face climbing too. I wouldn't consider this crag to be a destination, but it is worth a stop off to get another line in for the day if you are in the general area.

Climbs that ascend the actual lens feature of Lens Rock have rap anchors at the top. Most other climbs use a walk/scramble off to the east in the gully between Lens Rock and the Bookend. This walk off is not pleasant nor is it obvious. Work your way down a path of least resistance and be prepared for some 4th class scrambling/downclimbing.
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Getting There

Lens Rock is most easily accessed from other crags. Take the Black Canyon Trail to the Bookend or to the Pear. From the Bookend: head west below the Bookend across the gully and you'll run into Lens Rock. From the Pear: head up and east the descent gully on the east (right) side of the Pear.

Lens Rock is easily identified by two features: its SE face that is shaped like a lens and a large balanced rock on its summit with crack lines running up to it.

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Considering the dearth of easy-moderate climbs on Lumpy, I wouldn't discount Lens Rock as a destination. I have done it more than once, but then I'm a timid climber. And the descent isn't that bad, certainly a lot worse out there. Sep 16, 2003

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