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Lion's Den

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Gray Panther T,TR 
Lion's Den T 
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Skin and Bones T,TR 
Tall Talking Midget S 

Lion's Den Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Jan 30, 2003

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The Lion's Den is located eight miles up Boulder Canyon just past Boulder Falls. Park at the pullout on the right at tne obvious mine shaft. The cliffs offers about five routes that are mostly crack climbs and one sport route. The climbs are short and face south.


A. Gray Panther, 1p, 40', TR or gear.
B. Simba, 1p, 40', TR or gear.
C. Tall Talking Midget, 1p, 40', bolts.
D. Skin and Bones, 1p, 40', TR or gear.
E. Lion's Den, 1p, 35', gear.

Getting There 

This crag is located up and right from the mine just off the north side of the road. It is right of Mind Shift. Its base is on a sloping ledge.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The rope follows the crack which is in the center.

Lion's Den 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Lion's Den
This route is graded 5.9 in D'Antonio's guide and by Rossiter's too, but I thought it was a little harder, maybe 10a. The crack is fairly large for hand jams (Rossiter does call it a fist crack) except in the back of it if you reach way far in. There are face holds in a few spots but not many. This is good because using just the crack would be very difficult. The route protects well yet it was a shock to find something harder than 5.9. Maybe I was just having an off day....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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