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Lower Gemstone Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on Apr 9, 2007
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This crag lies below Upper Gemstone. It has the best route in the area, Just Say No, 11a.

Getting There 

Hike downhill from the Upper Gemstone.

Climbing Season

For the Buffalo Creek area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

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Just Say No 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Lower Gemstone
Just Say No climbs the north face of the Lower Gemstone. Hike downhill from the Upper Gemstone and look for a northfacing wall with a vertical crack trisected by two horizontal cracks that run the length of the face. Climb perfect splitter hands up to the second horizontal. Now grovel left with no feet to the wide crack and continue to the big ledge. We walked off from here (mistake), the topo shows 5.8 to the top. There is a pretty tenacious plant at the end of the traverse that kept me fro...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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