I believe this is the overall rock. It is visible on the roadway just after the s-turns coming from Idaho Springs.<br>
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The sporty lines are on climber's left of this rock and are good quality.<br>
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This rock looks a lot bigger from the road than it really is.
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Buff Johnson
Apr 23, 2008
I believe this is the overall rock. It is visible on the roadway just after the s-turns coming from Idaho Springs.

The sporty lines are on climber's left of this rock and are good quality.

This rock looks a lot bigger from the road than it really is.
As seen from this pic, there is a fair amount of blocky rock with crappy, vegitated, & insecure "cracks". The sporty lines are good, but the trad climbing is lichen covered and chossy at most times. The mid-belay is under an overhang and offers good shelter should the leader send some bombs down.

I found the center line could go at greater than .5 if you stay left (but still use the center line), though lichen & flarey pro in potentially loose blocks, made the whole thing to be desired. I'd even venture an R rating, any fall on the trad is a bad one; not a new leader route.

Take a wire brush; I probably will the next time I give it a go. rack up to 2", bring extra in small cams to 1" - didn't use big stuff.

The lower center face that you traverse over has some potential as it looks clean and overhangs -- it actually looks like a face from a certain vantage point on the jeep trail. Apr 23, 2008

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