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Aegis Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.88913, -108.5128 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Mar 8, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Aegis Rock's east and north faces.


Aegis Rock houses several very good sandstone problems that climb over great landings. There is a little of everything on this rock, the east-facing slab is fantastic, the overhanging west face is dirty but has potential, and the slightly overhung north arete is a must-see of the area's problems.

Despite the rock's excellent quality, the top layer is rotting. I trundled most of the loose stuff and found it to be very solid underneath, but there is still some remaining, just be mindful when topping out.

There is a small downclimb on the rock's south face.

Getting There 

It can be found in the Southie Area. From the parking area, head to the main area that is home to Moby Dick, from there continue up hill and veer slightly south. It's roughly five minutes from the main boulders. Reference the page map for clarification.

Climbing Season

For the Mecca Boulder Area area.

Weather station 16.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Liesel matching on the sloper+edge.

Stilt Fiction SDS V5-6 6C+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Aegis Rock
SDS down and left on the south face. Small foot pockets under the rooflet help make the initial left hand movement from downpuller to sidepull, crimp rail. Make your way up and right to the sloper + edge on the arete. Match on this hold and slide around to the right on the east face. Complete the remainder of Stilt Fiction....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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