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Pegasus Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 39.95664, -105.28733 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 3, 2015


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  • Description 

    Pegasus is a huge crag with only a few known routes on it. Traditionally the crag was pictured and labeled in the older books (Roach, Rossiter), but no routes were listed until the Haas book. The vague route listed therein represents a small fraction of the available climbing on the crag, including some recent additions.

    This area is one of the more wild areas of the Flatirons and is a place to frequently see raptors, turkeys, bears, cougars and other less commonly seen wildlife. Tread lightly.

    Getting There 

    Approach as per The Sphinx, and traverse slightly up and West to the South to reach the base of Pegasus above Medusa.

    Likewise, one can start off bushwhacking uphill to the West from the junction of the upper Mesa Trail and the South Fork of the Shanahan Trail, approaching the base of Medusa and then up to Pegasus.

    Either approach requires some off-trail hiking and takes about an hour.

    Climbing Season

    For the South area.

    Weather station 1.6 miles from here

    7 Total Climbing Routes

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    Rock Climbing Photo: The long dihedral pitch as seen from the talus to ...

    The Golden Bridle 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Pegasus
    According to the most popular version of the myth of Pegasus, Athena gave Bellerophon a Golden Bridle in his sleep. The next morning he found Pegasus drinking at the Pierian Spring and used the bridle to capture, tame, and ride him. This formation, like the nearby Sphinx, has some rather untamable-looking features.The Golden Bridle was used to tame the otherwise impassible SE Arete directly without wandering about. The grade I am not testifying to be certain of, but it is probably 5.7 to 5.8. It...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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