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Shared By: Lauren D Hollingsworth on Sep 15, 2006 · Updates
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Description

These secluded, east-facing granite cliffs are visible from High Drive. This area is definitely an adventure climbing area as there is no established trail and no known routes.

From a forum about this area from S. Green: "Sentinel Rock on the right and Specimen Rock on the left. Both have a bunch of routes. The Directissima up Specimen is classic. The other routes, put up over the last 40 years by a bunch of locals including Harvey Carter and Harvey Miller, are variable in quality. Tenney Crags, named for Colorado College's first president, is a great crag, too, but the approach is very long and the cliff is above 10,000 feet. Lots of trad routes have been done up there. When I've been up there I've always camped in the canyon below since the hike is so arduous. Other nearby cliffs include the summit knob on Mt Arthur, slabs on Cameron's Cone, Aiguille de Almalgre on the upper slopes of Almalgre Peak, and Stove Mountain's big multi-faceted east face. Lots to explore. Like so many of the great Pikes Peak crags, these are strictly adventure climbing areas where almost every route, even if it's been done, feels like a new route."

Additional information

In R&I 95, there is a good mini-guide by Stewart Green.

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