Slot Rock Rock Climbing
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Per Bob Siegrist: as of 6/11/20, the parking areas are no longer blocked off. RMNP is open.
Per Matt B: this area is currently closed to all visitors due to temporary RMNP closures. The entire parking area is blocked off. Please do not threaten access to this area by climbing during this closure to all visitors.
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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