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Routes in Whale's Tail

Jason's Argonaut S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pockets a' Plenty S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rose, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 6,600 ft
GPS: 38.848, -104.881 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Collins on Jan 22, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description [Suggest Change]

The Whale's Tail is an east-facing wall south of lake. This climbing area provides three sheltered routes when winds are picking up through RRCOS.

This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

From the main entrance trail, take small trail that branches northwest just south of lake. There is also a scramble from the north end of the Whale from the path that goes north-south along base.

L->R:

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A. The Rose, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
B. Jason's Argonaut, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.
C. Pockets 'a Plenty, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whale's Tail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Pockets a' Plenty
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Jason's Argonaut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pockets a' Plenty
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jason's Argonaut
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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drusch  
Great climbs on the Whale's Tail, but watch out for poison ivy at the belay station. Especially at Pockets a' Plenty belay station. Jan 23, 2008
Rock is considerably sandier/grittier/less frictiony than on The Whale especially the crux of Jason's Argonaut. Apr 2, 2008
Dan Petty
Wheat Ridge, CO
Dan Petty   Wheat Ridge, CO
Lat/long: 38.847788, -104.88140. Nov 11, 2010
The anchors for these climbs have all been cut. Mar 21, 2014

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