Elevation: 8,256 ft
GPS: 38.594, -106.848 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Nov 8, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

RLC is a section of sandstone cliff-line with some boulders just outside of Gunnison. This area is not to be confused with Lost Canyon which is further up 135. The sandstone here is really brittle. Some of the rock is amazing, but you will quickly learn which types of holds and features exceed the rock's holding power.

This area has good bouldering and some really short sport and trad routes. The main draws to this area are: its proximity to Gunnison, it gets lots of sun (good in the winter), the rock is pretty unique compared to a lot of the surrounding areas, and it has a good concentration of difficult problems.

There are two obvious clusters of boulders split by a wash. Past the second cluster is where the cliff gets taller and the routes start.

Getting There

From Gunnison: head North on 135, take a right onto the frontage road towards Cranor Hill. Veer right onto County Rd 10 (Lost Canyon Rd). After a while, the road will fork, and you will keep straight/right onto a dirt road. You will pass some houses, then a firing range on your left, and then will start to notice rocks off to the left. A few hundred meters past the firing range, there will be a pull-off to the right, park there. Across the road you will see two zones of boulders separated by a wash. This is RLC.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Real Lost Canyon

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Seventh Day Corridor > Fire Boulder
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V8 7B Boulder
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