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Parking at Donation Rocks is at the two pull-offs only (see the poster on the main page photos). NO PARKING is permitted anywhere else along the road.
The Main Wall is the showpiece of Donation Rocks. Although I’ve been here tons of times, I always have a feeling of awe when I come up the road and see this huge outcropping of rock! Here there are essentially four walls/sections in one - The Buttress to the left, Africa Wall left-center, the Big Gully in the center, and Jam Crack Wall to the right. Getting to the top is an easy walk up to the right along a switchback trail. When at the top of that turn left and follow a short trail to get to the anchors on top and near the edge of the rock.
About the Anchors:
One set is above Jam Crack Overhang and I recommend (as I do most top rope anchors) a self-equalizing cordelette anchor to take advantage of the varied route options to minimize swing on a fall. Another set is above The Flake (again, best to self-equal to move around if needed which you will for Whale and Barber), and two more sets are above The Buttress down and to the right of The Flake anchors (access via a small gully). Here, the far apart set to the left services Africa Wall and the ones to the far right service The Buttress’ Screaming Mimi, High 5, and Magic Mushrooms.
Bat Conservation | How You Can Help
See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout!
Hey climbers, Ken Hull here with Access Fund, South Central PA Climbers, and your Ambassador here at Donation Rocks. I’m working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.
"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.
So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."
Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
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