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Holly's Hassle TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Elevation: 9,500 ft
GPS: 40.425, -105.571 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JPMizell on Jun 26, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Dark Mountain is a part of Rocky Mountain National Park. It has overnight camping fees but no day use fees. The terrain is difficult with dead and downed trees due to massive pine-beetle related die-off. The gneiss rock varies in quality. There are mostly large boulders and slabby sections with some fun, short walls.

Getting There

Hike into McGregor Camp from the Lumpy Ridge TH. Turn East (left) onto the Dark Mountain Trail, and at about 1/2 mile, you'll pass boulders that extend down the hill to the trail on your right. Hike up the hill, scrambling over dead & down trees to the apparent horizon due North. Keep an eye out for a small notched red wall. Access to the top anchors is an easy scramble or a longer hike up and around the back of the wall.

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