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Chain Rock

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Chain Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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The biggest feature of this rock is the cave-like slot on a west/sw facing wall with a left-facing flake sticking out to form a roof. It is separated from Prow Rock by a wide crack in a dihedral formed by these two. Prow is to the south of chain.

Getting There 

Probably 200 yards from the south parking lot. Look at the pics and find it from there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chain Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chain Rock:
N Face S Chain   V0 4     Boulder, 13'   
Cave Route aka Cavus Maximus   V2- 5+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Chain Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian linking the Chain Reactor.

Chain Reactor V2 5+  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Chain Rock
This climbs starts on the outside, left of the arete that forms the the right side of the cave. The crux comes extremely quick on this one and is over once you have your hands and feet established up and right on the face, thus it might feel hard for the grade. The rest of the climb is enjoyable and solid nubbin and edging up the face and over the top (but don't fall from up high). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By allen simons
Jun 9, 2003
try the blunt arete on the right side of the cave between # 1 and # 2 in the photo. tough, fun start.

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