Slamdance Buttress Rock Climbing
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Some of these routes on the west face may be doable for mid-sized kids and taller. The steeper nature of these west face routes may thwart smaller kids.
There are at least 6 routes it its west face, one on its southern edge, and low angle east face options here as well. There may be more routes than listed here.
A. The most straightforward is to park at the Lily Mt. trailhead which lies on CO 7 just north of Lily Lake and south of Estes Park. The parking is roadside. The hike is largely flat for ~3/4 mile. Just after a S-shaped set of switchbacks and then a Z-shaped set of switchbacks, the uphill-most cliff appears just feet away from the trail.
B. The other approach involves following a faint trail or slight bushwhacking along a section that was cleared for fire mitigation. Park shortly after mile marker 5. There are 2 small pullouts. The first is on the east side of the road. The second (smaller) is on the west side. Hike up shortly west of the east parking pullout just past a yellow left curve sign. If you get to a rockcut, you've gone too far south. Hike up perhaps 300 vertical feet to the crags. You will see My Grain Headache as you get closer.
This is the second uphill-most crag, and it lies maybe 50 yards downhill from the trail.
Slamdance Buttress (West face)
A. Project (No More Mr. Gneiss Guy), 9?, to be bolted.
B. Anchor Management, 8, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Slam Dunk, 9, 1p, 25', bolts.
D. Coors Flake, 9+ or 10, 1p, 25', bolts.
E. Standing Ovation, 8+ or 9, 1p, 25', bolts.
F. Sitting Duck, 10, 1p, 25', bolts.
G. Tap Dance, 8-9, 1p, 1p, 25', bolts.
H. Lap Dance, 8- or 8, 1p, 25', bolts.
I. Blood Feud, 9+ or 10, 1p, 35', bolts.
J. Western Swing, 9 or 10, 1p, 35', bolts.
K. A Coarse Line, 9 or 10, 1p, 35', bolts.
L. Show Me The Monkey, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
M. Rush Limbo, 6, 8, or 9, 1p, 35', bolts.
N. My Grain Headache, 8, 1p, ~30', bolts.
O. Squiggles, 5 PG-13, 1p, 100', gear.
P. Follow the Hare, 5 R, 1p, 80', gear.
Classic Climbing Routes at Slamdance Buttress
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