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Angle Iron Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Andrew on May 24, 2006
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Why would anyone want to go to this rock? I don’t know… but here’s a description. The rock sits just to the NE of the parking lot for the Cynical Pinnacle, and the dome. It’s right off the road, and on a few of the climbs you pretty much have to stand on the road to belay. The climbs are all pretty mediocre and probably best to be done as top ropes (which are very convenient to set up) as the bolts on the slab routes are typical old South Platte death traps. All in all the climbs on this rock are harder then they look, and if your looking to maybe hang out by the river, drink a few beers, BBQ, and play around on the rock this might be a worthwhile area.

Getting There 

Right next to the parking lot for the Dome and Cynical Pinnacle.

Climbing Season

For the Cathedral Spires Area area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Purgatory 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado : South Platte : ... : Angle Iron Slabs
This is the obvious slab on the climbers left side of the rocks. There are three nasty bolts if you wanted to lead this thing but I would not trust my life to them. The crux is the first ten to fifteen feet of this and it’s not protected. There are five routes listed in Hubbel's guide in the same area as this climb, all are variations and end up in the same place after the first ten to twenty feet of climbing. It’s best to set up a top rope on this climb and just do all the variations dow...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Aug 11, 2012
All bolts/hangers have been replaced with 1/2" stainless steel hardware by Matt Clark and yours truly.

All hardware donated for the cause by the ASCA.
By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Oct 22, 2012
Not too shab for being so close to the lot.

Thanks for adding the new hangers and rings.

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