Southwest Alcove Rock Climbing
|GPS:||40.693, -105.377 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 3, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThe Southwest Alcove is something of a catch-all name for the routes not on the North or West Faces of Crystal Wall. Three of these routes are on the south face of Crystal Wall; they are, from left (first encountered) to right -
Ballet of the Bulge
These routes are all enjoyable and climb solid rock. Britney's Spear presents more of an adventure, involving a scramble-y, low 5th class approach to bolted anchors and an ambitious line up the side of the prominent pillar rising from the mostly broken gully. She's A Daisy lies, technically, uphill from the alcove, and rounds out Crystal Wall's offering of moderate sport climbs.
Getting ThereFollow the main trail to the southwest corner of the North Face and continue up scree, passing Duke's Wall, and turning left into a gully with a clean wall on the left. This south-facing wall is the focal point of the Alcove.
Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Alcove
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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