Elevation: 10,500 ft
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jun 29, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

West-facing (or actually WNW), this is perfect for summer to fall climbing at altitude on the otherwise hot days. Rock is good quality granite-gneiss.

East Buttress
A. Dirty Books, 5.

Mt. Royal's Lower West Face.
A1. Royal Rocklette Arête, 11-, 8-18p, 1500', gear & bolts.
A2. Crown Royal, 9, 10p, gear & bolts.
A3. Royal Flush, 9, 6-20p, 1500', bolts & gear.

Mt. Royal Upper West Face
A? East Flank, 8.
B? Upper Royal Rocklette Arête, 11-, 7p, 700', gear & bolts.
C. Aces High, 10-, 1p, 200', bolts.
D. Royal Flush, 9, 3-4p, 600', bolts & gear.
E. Central Chimney, 7.
F. Chaucer, 8+ R.
G. Left Face, 7 R.
H. Wandering on Rubble, 7 R.
I. Right Face, 7 R.
J. The Far West, 6 R, 5p, 600', gear.

Getting There

Park right below the north side of Mount Royal near the bike path. If you're coming from I-70 then get off at exit 201, go towards town and turn into the first parking lot on the right that looks like public parking (it is fairly obvious).

Hop on the path, cross the foot bridge spanning the creek, and walk along the bike path heading west until reaching a small clearing (and the first power pole). There are mine remnants up the hill and the toe of granite stretches the furthest down the West flank. A now well worn trail marked by cairns brings the climber to the start of the route within 5-7 minutes from the car! Royal Flush is on the right side of the toe of the rock. Royal Rocklette Arete is up and right on the same slab.

Descent

From the top of the headwall climbs, head right (uphill) perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 of a mile where you can find the Mount Royal trail curving back downhill. About halfway down the trail, below a mine pit area, the trail splits. Take the left (bigger) fork back towards the parking area. Hike ~1/3 mile north to the parking area along the bike path. Watch out for bodyboarders.

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Royal Flush
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Aces High
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