GPS: 40.3056, -105.5232
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Aug 10, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Area Closure ended but timed entry permits are REQUIRED Details

Description

This is one of the lowest in altitude of the The Crags. This lies on low on the left/middle of the Crags. This crag contains perhaps even more obscure routes from 1-3 pitches. A more photographed route, Point of Honor, 5.5, lies on this crag. Again, alpine in feel but subalpine in altitude and approach. This is likely the first rock you will see on the southerly approach to the Crags. It can be identified by a large slot on its W face.

Getting There

From Estes, drive south on CO Hwy 7 to the Lily Lake Visitor Center. Drive uphill and past this V.C. to the west, and then quickly turn north on the road to the Baldpate Inn. Drive past the Inn, and park at the end of the road. It is best to have a guidebook with pictures (Kimball's, Rossiter's, or Gillett's). Hike up this same blocked off road perhaps a 1/4 to 1/2 mile. Head uphill through lightly forested slopes. When the trees clear, the challenge of figuring which rock is which comes next. The lowest of the crags are Rib Rock on the left (N) and Slot Rock on the right (S). Plan on 45-75 minutes to approach depending on your urgency.

Note: Woodstone, Half and Half, and Slot Rock are outside RMNP and can be accessed without entering RMNP lands; however, if you plan to park in a RMNP trailhead lot (e.g., Lily Lake or Twin Sisters), a timed entry pass is required during 2021 but only if you arrive at the parking area after 9am and before 3pm. If you arrive prior to 9am or after 3pm, you do not need a timed entry pass, and you can park all day without having a pass.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slot Rock

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Point of Honor
Trad
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Purple Heart
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Point of Honor
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Purple Heart
 9
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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