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Routes in The Lion's Den

Type: Boulder, 20 ft
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Shared By: Captain Derp on Aug 15, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is THE classic problem at the Lion's Den. It's a beautiful highball face with some cool features. Crux is about two-thirds the way up the route. Sustained, technical moves on great rock.

Location

You can't really miss it. It's one of the first problems you will see as you enter the Lion's Den from the trail.

Protection

This thing is pretty freaking tall. The landing is nice, but it may be a good idea to stack pads as a fall from the crux is about a 12-footer.

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Mitch Musci
Estes Park, CO
Mitch Musci   Estes Park, CO
This problem is everything a classic boulder problem should be...tall, exciting, excellent rock quality, sweet movement, and not contrived. There is a cool hand jam low on the route that can help solve the initial lieback. And the tooth you move to with your left hand at the crux is unique for granite bouldering. One of the classic problems of the front range, and makes the lion's den worth the trip. Sep 14, 2010