Elevation: 7,812 ft
GPS: 39.404, -105.236 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 28,117 total · 134/month
Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Apr 12, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Another sea of granite in the South Platte. Mostly smaller formations with one to three pitch routes. Many gems hiding out in these rocks, but finding them will take some time and some walking. Major formations in the area include, from North to South: The Gemstones, Spoof Rock, Chair Rocks, The Slabbo, Ragnarok, The Boulder pile (hundreds of smaller formations West of Ragnarok), and the Cracked Wall.

Fire Damage has caused access issues in this area but recent news from a ranger in the area suggests that the area is open but only to foot traffic. While the walk is long, there are some routes that will be worth it and the solitude can't be beat...........................................................

Getting There

Top Of The World is off of HWY 126 just past the town of Buffalo Creek. Park along the hwy 2.6 miles South East of Buffalo and walk up Fire Road 538 going left at the junction after 1.7 miles, the right hand road is signed and leads to Top Of The World Campground (closed). Continue on the main road for another 1.8 miles to the old parking area, cross a fence and follow trails to Chair Rocks, Spoof Rock and the The Gemstones (The Gemstones can been seen from the parking area for The Cathedral Spires off Foxton Road). For the other crags, continue on the road for another 0.5 miles past the trail to Chair Rocks to another junction and pick up another trail off of the left hand branch that leads to Slabbo and Ragnarok. The right trail leads to Cracked Wall and Boulder Pile.

Organization

The Gemstones
Upper Gemstone
Lower Gemstone

Spoof Rock

Chair Rocks
The Kingpin
Parking Lot Rock
The Pawn
High Chair
Chair Rock
The Knight

Slabbo

Ragnarok

Boulder Pile
The Dork
Holding BLock
H&R Block
Tree Slab
Physical Face
Threller Pillar
Mitosugia Face
Green Slab
Evening Light Slab
Naked Rock
Weasel Rock
Weasel Ranch
The Aerie

Cracked Wall

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