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Dance Hall of the Dead

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L to R R to L Alpha
Brutal Planet T,TR 
Cold Nipples and Busch T 
Cryptic T,TR 
Grateful Head S,TR 
Lean Into It S 
Servant of the Bones T,S 
Smiling Mortician, The T,TR 
Unnamed corner to dirty crack T 
Unnamed thin hands through bulge T 
Watusi Afterworld S,TR 

Dance Hall of the Dead Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.20413, -105.32292 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dan Howell on Jun 27, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Right side of formation.


This is a south-facing slab. It is not a good place for sunny summer days, but it is great for cooler weather days. This consists of granite slabs with wide and thin cracks. At the time of posting, the rock is still flaky and mossy. It will clean up with time and ascents. It has a mixture of trad and sport climbing. Numerous anchors on top make it a great place for toproping.

Rappel from anchors or walk off to the left side of the rock.

Getting There 

This is about 3.65 miles up the canyon at about halfway between mile markers 29 and 30. There is a picnic area on the south side of the road where you can park. Also, there is a 40 mph sign right where the trail starts up. Approach with a fifteen minute hike up which begins along a very pretty creek. Follow trail up and across stream then about 5 minutes to where it goes back down to the stream at a very pretty rocky crossing. Go up the hill on the right side of the stream for 10 minutes to the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Dance Hall of the Dead

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dance Hall of the Dead:
Brutal Planet   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Cryptic.

Cryptic 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Lyons : ... : Dance Hall of the Dead
Climb the thin crack 10 feet from the leftmost route on the formation (called Ground Zero in Gillett's guide).It is a solid finger crack, though it has very sharp edges. The crux in the second portion of the finger crack leads to decent jugs and easier climbing. There are 2 bolts for a toprope and for a rap....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the formation.
BETA PHOTO: Left side of the formation.

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