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Routes in Lion's Head

Hakuna Matada S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lion Cling S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lion of Judah S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Simba's Pride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,328 ft
GPS: 42.092, -113.698 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Jun 12, 2011
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

Description

The Lion's Head is a nice, secluded wall in the inner city that just has a nice vibe to it. Not only that, it has some high quality 5.10 climbing to offer visitors. The routes that we climbed are on the west side so the climbing is shady in the morning with afternoons sun.

The main attraction are the two pitch routes Hakuna Matada and Lion of Judah. Despite the fact that they are two pitches, they aren't that long. It just makes sense to break up the routes into two pitches on account of the nice belay scoop/ledge about 60 feet up.

Getting There

Park at the new Circle Creek Overlook parking and take the trail west past a couple of cattle gates. Follow signs for the Geowatt formation. Once at Geowatt, head around Geowatt to the west to the next major formation just west of Geowatt. This is Lion's Head. The climbing routes are on the formation's west side.

An alternative approach is to hike the inner city trail to just even with the Building Blocks. Turn hard right and follow a series of small drainages north to the Lion's Head.

Approach time is about 15 minutes. The Lion's Head formation is about a mile from the new Circle Creek Overlook parking.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lion's Head

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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lion of Judah
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Lion of Judah 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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