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Krishna West Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.0069, -105.40614 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Aug 4, 2017


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BETA PHOTO: Photo of Krishna West taken from Bhakti Point.

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  • Description 

    Krishna West is the expansive wall to the west (left) of the Krishna Spire. There are routes down by the river (Black Pool, etc.) below the spire that are recorded to be on The Krishna. The Krishna West is the massive wall (300' wide) that had seen some bolted action as well some old dads placing a few pitons B.I.T.D. Dan Levison's 20 meter Full Circle is located left of center on this mostly crack riddled wall. There are also 2 more bolted routes (Shiva The Destroyer and Cave Traverse) that are located on the upper right side of the Krishna West, around the corner and left of Prajna (the orange arete on Krishna Spire). We have added 10 new lines on the far left side of the Krishna West. The wall is 40+ meters tall, but the upper stretches are ledgy, loose and low angle. There are 5 sets of anchor chains that service 10 new lines at a height of 30-35 meters.


    A. Family Outing, 9, 1p, 100', gear.
    B. Ganesha Corner, 9, 1p, 100', gear.
    C. Miltrules, 11-, 1p, 100', gear.
    D. Hair Trigger, 10+, 1p, 100', gear.
    E. Full Circle, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
    F. Kartikeya, 10-, 1p, 100', gear.
    G. Babu, 9+, 1p, 100', gear.
    H. Broken Arrow, 10, 1p, 115', gear.

    Getting There 

    Park at Upper Dream Canyon parking lot, and trend east (left) off the main ridge and down into the small creek drainage below. Hug the left wall to avoid many downed trees, and when you finally see the river below, traverse left up a small notch to gain the steep gully leading down to base of the Krishna West. It is a 15 minute approach.

    Climbing Season

    For the Lower Dream Canyon area.

    Weather station 4.9 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Featured Route For Krishna West

    Ganesha Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Krishna West
    Just right of Family Outing is an obvious right-facing corner. Stem up this beautiful start to the horizontal crack which forms the many roofs across the wall. After 10 more feet of climbing, traverse right and up to the ledge under the small roof above. Climb out the far right side of the roof through a classic thin-hands crack. Follow the long dihedral until you can spiral out right and around the arete to gain cracks leading to the 2-bolt anchor on top of ?Hair Trigger?...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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