Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 39.733, -105.239 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh on Sep 11, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This subarea consists of crags along the Lookout Mountain Road. It includes Lookout Mountain Crag, Crimson Tide Wall, Lover's Leap on Beaver Brook, Beaverbrook Trail Boulders, and Tiers of Zion.

The rock here consists largely of granite, gneiss, and occasionally schist.

Note: a good chunk of the land along the upper parts of Lookout Mountain Road are under the jurisdiction of Jefferson County Open Space. Please be aware of their regulations.

Also, note that some of the land here may be subject to raptor closures, in particular golden eagle nesting that may encompass Feb. 1 through July 31. Hefty fines may be in store for those disinclined to self-education on closure boundaries.

Finally, please remember that Lookout Mountain Road is a heavily used recreational resource by many types of outdoor enthusiasts. Anytime you drive up, there will be cyclists and long boarders on the road, paragliders, and RC planes in the air above, and hikers and sightseers at the pullouts and on the trails. Please drive slowly and carefully, especially around blind corners. You should only pass cyclists when you have a clear sightline to the oncoming lane; there have been too many fatalities. Please also carry a wag bag and pick up your trash. Let's model for the other weekend warriors how to safely and enjoyably share all that Lookout Mountain and Mt. Zion have to offer.

Getting There

From the intersection of CO 93 and US 6, head south along US 6 to a light at 19th Avenue. Drive up and west along Lookout Mountain Road.

Lookout Mountain Crag and Crimson Tide Wall are just below the first big switchback turn, at about mile 1.7. The Tiers of Zion are accessed at the next big switchback turn beyond that. The Beaverbrook Trail Boulders and Lover's Leap on Beaver Brook are accessed from the main parking lot of Windy Saddle Park, which is a little less than a mile beyond the switchbacks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lookout Mountain Road

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 105
Irie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 87
5.7 Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 106
The Burning Bush
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Don't Rock My Boat
Sport 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 138
5.8 Crack
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
The Belay Brothers Bounce Back
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 93
5.9 Face
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
5.9 Crack aka "Into the Void"
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
BB Gun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 143
Three Little Birds
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
BB King
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Zion Train
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1
 72
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers"
Trad, TR, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 69
Buffalo Soldier
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Old Pirates
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Irie Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 105
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
5.7 Dihedral Lookout Mtn Crag
 87
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Burning Bush Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 106
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Don't Rock My Boat Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > B. Recessed Slab
 97
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
5.8 Crack Lookout Mtn Crag
 138
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
The Belay Brothers Bounce Back Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 56
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.9 Face Lookout Mtn Crag
 93
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
5.9 Crack aka "Into the Void" Lookout Mtn Crag
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
BB Gun Lover's Leap on Beave…
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Little Birds Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 143
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BB King Lover's Leap on Beave…
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Zion Train Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers" Lookout Mtn Crag
 72
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1 Trad, TR, Aid
Buffalo Soldier Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 69
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Pirates Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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