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Rosy Lane

Colorado > Gunnison > Taylor Canyon

Description

The Rosy Lane buttress is across the river from Rosy Lane Campground. The easiest approach is to park at the north end of the North Bank Campground. There is a parking area there for the use of hikers despite what the signs say. Keep driving north through the campground until you cannot drive any more. Park and walk about a mile along the river. You will pass a number of the Miscellaneous climbs listed and come to a screee field below Death Dihedrals. The buttress is just after this field. The climbs start on the north side of the buttress, continue on the east side, facing the river, and end up in the tight gully on the south side.

This tight Gully is difficult to find. Usually people get to it from above rather than below. Once you drop out of it once you'll be able to find it from below fairly easily but the first time, it's recomended you climb one of the other climbs to the top of the buttress. If you keep walking up the mountain fading left (south) a steep gully will appear heading east (back toward the river). Walk around a bit and you will discover it...

Routes from Left to Right

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Line on the Mirror
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Entrance Exam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Mirror Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 5
Mirror Crack Direct
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 1
The Talon Roof
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Line on the Mirror
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Entrance Exam
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Mirror Crack
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mirror Crack Direct
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
The Talon Roof
 1
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad

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Mirror Crack is just left of the corner on the right side of the face.
[Hide Photo] Mirror Crack is just left of the corner on the right side of the face.

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Chris Dickson
Telluride, CO
[Hide Comment] If you're climbing any of the routes off the Mirror Crack ledge (where the big tree is), it's helpful to have a 70m rope. A 60 makes getting back down to the ledge a little funky. Jun 20, 2016