Parachute Rock Climbing
Routes in Parachute Rock
|5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|A2 Route T A2|
|Alcove 5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|B'ing There T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Benz Climb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Burgers T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Caped One, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fogg Spire S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Grunt, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Illegal Smile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lost Cord T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Miss Bliss T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|No Chute aka Rip Cord T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Not Quite Jake T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Pete and Benz T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Slip Slidin' Away T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Texas DJ T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|True Religon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|GPS:||39.177, -105.019 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Joe Keyser on Sep 9, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionParachute Rock is an out of the way crag in the South Platte/South Rampart Range area. The climbing includes one, and two pitch moderate cracks, and a couple of slabs. There are several nice cracks in the 5.8-10c range, and even a gaping offwidth. This crag has some great views of Pikes Peak, and the south! Hubble's guide calls it one of the 'hidden gems' of the Platte. I would [recommend] the topo in his guidebook, it is right on. Most everything seemed to be an easy walk off, including the summit routes. It may be a little out of the way for the value, but, it makes a nice day in a nice setting. The approach is short which makes up for the drive.
Getting ThereFinding this place isn't too bad if you have the right directions! We drove down Sante Fe to Sedalia, and took a right on CO Highway 67, go about 10 miles until you get to the Rampart Range Road turn-off where you go left at the obvious dirt road. From here, you have 21 miles of winding, washboard, dirt road. Go about 8-9 miles down Rampart Range Road, until you see the signs for Devil's Head. Here, take a right where the sign points you to Woodland Park. Follow this dirt road for 12 miles until you see a left turn on FR 327. Take FR 327 for about 0.6 miles until you see the pinnacle on your left, and park in an obvious pullout in a small draw. From here, the approach is only about 5-10 minutes and is obvious, heading straight up to the base of the climbs. Rack up.
Per slim: the key to finding the turnoff to Parachute Rock is that when you are on the main road (Rampart Range Road), looking north you can see the radio towers dead ahead above the road. If you are coming from the south, this makes it really easy to find at night, as it will be the first time that you can really see the blinking red lights of the radio tower. At this point, the Parachute Road is practically there on the east side (right hand if you are headed north).
Classic Climbing Routes at Parachute Rock
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