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Lemon Resevoir-Transfermation Buttress Rock Climbing 

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This is the buttress on west side of Florida River downstream from the main West Side climbing area. It is made of granite, and it gets morning sun and afternoon shade.

Getting There 

From the intersection of CR250 and Florida Road (Bread), follow Florida Road east for about 12 miles. Stay left at a signed intersection and continue on CR243 for about 5 more miles to reach a gate at the north end of Lemon Reservoir. Follow signs to Transfer Park Campground, and park at Burnt Timber TH. Hike through the lower campground loop of Transfer Park Campground to the USFS service hut, and cross the meadow heading south. The buttress is right next to the river on your right.

If you want to access the top of the crag for setting topropes, turn right into the upper Transfer Park campground loop, and go to the end of the loop. Cut up and east to the top of the crag. See individual route info for access to their anchors.

Climbing Season

For the Durango area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Follow an obvious chimney system and corner on the left side of the main black colored wall. Fun and thoughtful moves lead to a two bolt anchor on a ledge. The anchor is accessible from the top. Hike south and down, then contour around a ledge system about 10' below the top. Keep contouring around until you see a single bolt on the small wall to your left. You can use this to get you down to the anchor which is down from the bolt at approximately a 45 degree angle to the nort...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Gary N
From: Durango, CO
Jan 5, 2017
Note that if you climb here in the winter, you will have to ski/snowshoe/bootpack it in 2.6 miles. Took us around an hour. It makes for a great ski, especially with the dogs.

There's a great hangout at the base, under a big tree.

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