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Shared By: jimmi jazz on Jun 2, 2012
Admins: J Beta, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Pick Of The Litter is a steep slab sitting on top of a separate knoll just south of White's Ledge. A short approach and the river near by makes it a fun summer time crag. Although many climbs have bolts be sure to bring a normal rack. The crag ranges from 50-90'. Another short wall with a handful of routes sits 100 yards to the right of the main wall.

Getting There

Drive north on 302 to Covered Bridge Lane,which is on the right just before the covered bridge gift shop. Follow Covered Bridge Lane, staying left at all intersections until you see a dirt road on the left, Ricks Road. Follow Rick's Road for 0.8 miles to pullout on the right at a old logging road. (Just after a pullout on the left hand side over looking the river).
Walk the logging road for about 100 yards and a cairn will be on the left. Follow the drainage and cairns uphill to the base of the cliff on the right. Other short walls will be seen to the right along the approach. The approach should take 15-20 minutes.

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Since I did the first ascent of "Pick OF the Litter", why is the cliff now written as the "Pick O' the Litter" That's not what I named the route. Jerry Handren changed that in his recent guidebook. Does that mean I can go and change the spelling of Jerry's route too?

Matt Peer Nov 14, 2012
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Matt- how are you ?? you should change the Jemery to gerry.... I hate when names get changed w/o consent Nov 14, 2012
hey matt, we entered the route as Pick Of the Litter, a fun climb by the way!
i will tell Jim to change the name of the cliff to "Pick Of the Litter". Sorry we were using the Handren description... Nov 14, 2012
jimmi jazz
Denver co
jimmi jazz   Denver co
Sorry Matt. Just went off the new guide book. I didn't mean to cause beef. Nov 14, 2012
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
Does anyone have any information on the short craglet / boulder that you might pass on the way up to this cliff? It can easily be identified by the fist (or larger) crack that runs up the cleanest part of it. An overhang on the right side creates a cool cave. I'm surprised we saw no evidence of animals under there.

44°05'25.63N 71°13'38.60W Jan 15, 2013
Melanie Concordia
Colorado Springs, CO
Melanie Concordia   Colorado Springs, CO
My partner and I accidentally found this crag while trying to get to White's Ledge, so here is an alternate approach if you park at the Stanton Trailhead.

Walk ~150 yards from the trailhead following red and yellow blazes. On the left you will see a very faint orange-blazed trail. Follow this for about half a mile. On the right is a rusted bucket, signaling the sharp turn-off for White's Ledge. If you continue past this for ~5 minutes, you will see a cairn on the right, and a nicely cairned trail up a gully to Pick Of The Litter. ~45 min total.

We spent some time here trying to find our climb until we realized we were at the wrong cliff. There is new rockfall to the left of the main slab. All the bolted routes on the slab appeared to be intact. Aug 29, 2017