Elevation: 8,443 ft
GPS: 39.086, -105.405 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Reggie Slavens on Sep 21, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The rocks face predominantly west, so they do not start catching sun until around mid-day. Before the Hayman Fire, large trees next to the rock apparently kept them shaded for most of the day. This resulted in most of the face having a fairly heavy coating of lichen. The holds have been wire brushed and whisk broom'ed as clean as practical, but rapping down from the anchors can dislodge lichen that may end up on holds. Some strong wind, heavy rain, and lots of climbing traffic is needed to thoroughly clean up the routes.

These crags are included in the "Rock Climbing Guide to Matakat Road", a pamphlet style guide that is available at climbingpamphlet.com.

Getting There

From Colorado Springs head west on US Hwy 24 to the tiny town of Lake George. Just after passing through Lake George, take a right onto CR 77 heading towards Tarryall Reservoir. After about 10-15 minutes or so driving on the recently repaved road, look for the only public bridge across Tarryall Creek. Take a right, and cross the bridge onto Matakat Road (dirt). Stay on Matakat Rd. for 0.6-0.7 miles. The rocks can be seen up the steep hill on your right. There is no obvious place to park. So pull off, and park on the side of the road as best you can. Beware that if you "crack" your windows open to keep your car cooler, you will likely return to a dust covered interior, as there is lots of traffic on the usually dusty road, especially on weekends.

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