Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 40.306, -105.537 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Sievers on Jul 23, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Area Closure ended but timed entry permits are REQUIRED Details

Description

This crag lies directly uphill from Slot Rock and provides a wonderful group of bolted routes in one small alcove. More exactly, it is uphill of Woodstone, yet below Sharkfin. Some routes in the area are under 100', so you can rap off with a single 60m rope. 'Rouge Element' and several routes on the west side however is about 130' and requires a summit walkoff to the west. Although while at the top of that rock, you can tag a few other routes such as: Yellow Butterfly & Blood in the Water on the Sharkfin for a nice tour.

See Rock & Ice magazine #116, Summer 2002 for a thorough guide and more classic work by Scott Kimball!!

Getting There

This stone lies fairly low and north in the group and is likely best approached from the Baldpate parking lot (Romer Rouse Trail Head). It's best to ascend and pass Slot Rock and Woodstone on the right and then turn left and pop up into the Woodstone-Half&Half Alcove.

There is a good conglomeration of 5.10 routes in this small alcove.

Per Bob Siegrist: during summer 2018, route development at the Woodstone and Half and Half crags resulted in nearly a dozen new sport routes. This also resulted in a path through the woods on U.S. Govt. Land from the overflow parking for Lily Lake. The hike to Woodstone and Half and Half can now be done via a mellow path through the woods without crossing any private property. It takes about 30 to 35 minutes to hike up and only 20 to 25 minutes to hike down. Bob Siegrist posted an approach map and description on the MP pages for those crags. This stone lies fairly low and north in the group and is likely best approached from the Baldpate parking lot (Romer Rouse trailhead). It's best to ascend and pass Slot Rock and Woodstone on the right and then turn left and pop up into the Woodstone-Half&Half alcove.

Note: Half and Half is outside RMNP and can be accessed without entering RMNP lands. However, if you park in a RMNP trailhead lot or enter via RMNP trails, you do need a timed entry permit. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Half & Half Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Early Warning
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Direct Hit
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 16
Half a Man
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 5
Rouge Element
Trad, Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Red Alert
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
The Golden Staircase; pitches 3 & 4
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Seismic Wave
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
The Dark Half
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Early Warning
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Direct Hit
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Half a Man
 16
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Rouge Element
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, Sport
Red Alert
 9
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Golden Staircase; pitch…
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Seismic Wave
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Dark Half
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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