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, Tyler KC

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 143
Irie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
5.7 Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 143
The Burning Bush
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 134
Don't Rock My Boat
Sport 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 157
5.8 Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Three Little Roofs
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 72
The Belay Brothers Bounce Back
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
5.9 Face
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
BB Gun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 204
Three Little Birds
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Undisclosed Location
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Zion Train
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1
 80
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers"
Trad, TR, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 102
Buffalo Soldier
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Old Pirates
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Irie Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 143
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
5.7 Dihedral Lookout Mtn Crag
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Burning Bush Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 143
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Don't Rock My Boat Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > B. Recessed Slab
 134
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
5.8 Crack Lookout Mtn Crag
 157
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Three Little Roofs Tiers of Zion > B. Upper Tier > B. First, Second, & T…
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Belay Brothers Bounce Back Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 72
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.9 Face Lookout Mtn Crag
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BB Gun Lover's Leap on Beave…
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Little Birds Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 204
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Undisclosed Location Tiers of Zion > B. Upper Tier > B. First, Second, & T…
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Zion Train Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > A. E Wall
 68
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers" Lookout Mtn Crag
 80
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1 Trad, TR, Aid
Buffalo Soldier Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 102
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Pirates Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle & W Walls
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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