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Face aka Spicy Chicken Fajitas T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
South Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 9,475 ft
GPS: 40.292, -105.486 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 17, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This modest, granitic crag seemed to be one of the more prominent chunks of rock in the area with lines up to 3 pitches in length. It's probably 420 feet tall or so. Most of it seems to support routes in the lower end of difficulty. It faces west although the far right end curves around to have a southern aspect. The summit can be reached by hiking. Evidence on the rock suggests routes have been done over the years. Nonetheless, there is a healthy quantity of loose rock on ledges.

There is a gully down between the two buttresses which requires 2 short stretches of downclimbing and a rappel...and is NOT recommended. It is low 3rd class to descend to the right of the right buttress.

Thanks to Allen Light for finding this crag to explore.

Start of a L->R:

A. Face aka Spicy Chicken Fajitas, 7 PG-13, 3p, 450', gear.
B. South Ridge, 8, 3p, 420', gear.
C. Corner/Dihedral, 3p, gear.

Getting There

This rock is clearly visible from FS 119 (either off Little Valley Rd from Fish Creek from Estes Park or off 82 Rd from Meeker Park). Don't go off on FS 119D. Unfortunately, the mileage on an ATV doesn't seem to correlate with mileage on the map.

From FS 119, it is a trailless hike ~25-30' uphill.

The above GPS coordinates are a guess based upon maps, satellites, and shadows.

Maps

You can use the Trails Illustrated/National Geographic map #101 Cache La Poudre/Big Thompson to help locate this area.

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