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Left Hand Rock

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Byron's Ladder S 
Dark Days T 
Gilded Lily S 
Guilted Willy TR 
Left Dihedral T 
Lilies of the Valley T 
T-Rect T,S 
Triceratops T,S 

Left Hand Rock Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Sunny, on a late June morning. We saw 4 or 5 parties hike past us as we were climbing. It was a Saturday, but I would call that crowded. The rock is good quality granite - great for friction and not rough on my hands.

Getting There 

The approach is the same as other climbs at Jurassic Park. The approach hike took us 20 minutes. Left Hand Rock was the first rock with a line of bolts we saw.

L->R: 

A. Left Dihedral, 9, 1p, gear.
B1. Guilted Willy, 9, 1p, 85', TR.
B2. ?Gilded Lily?, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lilies of the Valley, 8+, 1p, 90', gear.
D. Dark Days, 8, 1p, 90', gear.
E. Byron's Ladder, 2, 1p, 95', bolts.
FE. Groove/chimney, 4, 1p, 95', TR.
GE. Face, ?, 1p, 90', TR.
H. T-Rect, 7+, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
I. Triceratops, 8- PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts & gear?

Thanks, Croy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Left Hand Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left Hand Rock:
Gilded Lily   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Triceratops runs straight up the middle of this ph...

Triceratops 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Left Hand Rock
Follow the right-hand set of bolts on the right-most slab/wall of Left Hand Rock straight up the slabby face to a bulge with a near-vertical crack. A well-placed flake helps to surmount the bulge. Most of the route runs about 5.6 or 5.7, but the bulge is probably 5.8-....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Croy T
From: Longmont, Co
Aug 27, 2009
As of 2009.08.25 I believe the climbs are as follows, (climbers') left to right, going uphill: Gilded Lily, Lilies of the Valley, Dark Days, unknown 5.2, T-Rect and Triceratop.
By Erik in CO
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2009
GPS coordinates for rock: 13T 0453988, 4462326