All Locations > Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Devil's Gulch and… > Cow Creek Canyon… > Pulpit Rock Massif > Pulpit Rock
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Dec 13, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
This area has a tiny 14 car parking area. It often fills. You can park further back from the trailhead, but the opportunities are limited and add a good bit to the approach.
Sheep Mountain may have raptor closure issues. Please contact RMNP for further details.
DescriptionThis is a odd line left of the nadir of Pulpit Rock. Initially, I thought it started as for Tiptoe Through The Tulips, but I was informed that it started to the left below a tiny tree, although the other start may be a better variation.
Start on a lichened slab under a tiny tree. Here you have 2 choices:
Left version: go up an innocuous looking crack in a dihedral. Below the tree, the feet become smears and the crack is a bit challenging to use. Stay focused and get the tree. Move up and right to a belay in a hole at the top of a flake, 115'.
Right version: Angle right to gain a smoother slab with a bolt (which seems to have been removed as of 5/14/13). Clip and smear upwards (crux). Above you are faced with a choice of left or right. Left seemed to be more independent, so we went up the awkward bit to the tree. Continue up past a bolt (which seems to have been removed as of 5/14/13). You can continue upwards as for Pulpit Rock Left or traverse and downclimb the knobby slab to the bolt anchor (which seems to have been removed as of 5/14/13) for Vegetative Estate.