Lincoln Lake Slabs Rock Climbing
Routes in Lincoln Lake Slabs
|Another Load of Ginormous Excitement (aka The Cichon Variation) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Columbine Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dan Hare's Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Double Exposure T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Emancipation Arete S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Ewoks Don't Sport Climb T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 R|
|Gettysburg Address S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Golden Slab T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Jabba T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Kneel Armstrong T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Lincoln Lake Apron T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Loose Bolt Slab T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Pika S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Secret Ramp T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Short Arete S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Sick Puppy T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sport Dike S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Uncle Puffy S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
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DescriptionThis is a pristine alpine setting just down a ways off the side of the road! There are a few walls around 100-200 feet with what seems to be no development. There are a few possible line options some of which could be free routes and some of which are aid routes to all but the mutants. Also there is some adventure bouldering to be had through out Lincoln Park (don't even ask for beta do a search or just go take a look yourself).
Per Ken Trout:
This granitic cliff may become famous someday as the highest altitude almost-roadside-crag on the continent. The slabs overlook Lincoln Lake and are just below the Mt. Evans Road; a pleasant alternative to the gnarly Black Wall.
During the hot summer of 2012, a lot of new routes were developed. Most of the slabs are inside a wilderness boundary. Any drilling should be done by hand.
The slabs get sun in the morning and can feel a little warm when temperature climbs to 100+F in Denver. The afternoon shade can feel wonderfully cold when the heat is on. If the weather is not stormy, then after-work ascents are possible. It is about 90 minutes of driving from downtown Denver.
The Lincoln Lake Apron (5.7+) and Jabba (5.11-) probably have the best rock.
The cracks had been kept somewhat secret for several decades because there are a lot of at the base. Please tread carefully and keep the dog tied up tight.
Never trust a mountain goat, they are creepy and even kill people sometimes. One tried to get at me from the rim while I was hand drilling the anchor for Loose Bolt, but I was out of reach.
A. Ewoks Don't Sport Climb, 10 A2 R, 1p, 70', bolts, gear.
B. Columbine Crack, 10, 1p, 70', gear.
C. Gordon Light Saber, 10+, 2p, bolts & gear.
D. Jabba, 11- or ?C1-2?, 1p, 110', gear.
E. Sport Dike, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Uncle Puffy, 11-, 1p, bolts.
G. Gettysburg Address, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
H. Pika, 8, 1p, bolts.
I1. Another Load of Ginormous Excitement (aka The Cichon Variation), 11, 1p, 65', gear.
I2. Kneel Armstrong, 10+, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.
J. Double Exposure, 10-, 2p, 200', gear & bolts.
K. Dan Hare's Route, 9 PG-13, 2p, 220', gear.
L. Lightfoot & Quickfoot, 5.9-, 1p, bolts.
M. Loose Bolt Slab, 10- PG-13, 1p, 140', bolts & gear.
N. Golden Slab, 8+ PG-13, 1p, 110', gear.
O. Sport Route, 6, 1p, 115', bolts.
above P and left. Emancipation Arete, 10-, 1p, 130', bolts.
P. Lincoln Lake Apron, 7+ PG-13, 4p, 350', bolts & gear.
Q. Secret Ramp, 9+ PG-13, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
R. Unknown, 10 R?, gear & bolt?
S. Short Arete, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts +/- gear.
Eds. note, this is a combination of 2 submissions that describe the same area. To avoid duplication and confusion, this has been combined. For what it is worth, "Lincoln Lakes Slab" and Jabba are noted in an old Rock & Ice article Issue #32 and Peter Hubbel's 1993 Front Range Crags guidebook on page 175.
Getting ThereDrive up CO Hwy 103 to Mt. Evans and go up Evans. There is a long lake on the left (Lincolin Lake) before you get to Summit Lake, with some obvious rock features about 1000 feet above (right next to the road). There are a couple small pulloffs on the dropoff side of the road at and after the corner just as you pass over the top of the last cliff.
Per Ken Trout: The Mt. Evans road curves around the cirque containing Lincoln Lake. The best way to hike down is from the far left (south) end of the crag. Parking is best where the road bends away from the cirque on the way to Summit Lake. Other small parking spots exist and there is usually a lot of room by the roadside snowbank at the head of the cirque.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lincoln Lake Slabs
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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