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Ralston Roost Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,334'
Location: 39.83641, -105.42442 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Stich on Jul 26, 2009
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Alvino Pon also put in a number of routes on this cliff above Kriley Pond. There are bolted lines here in addition to some not so obvious trad routes.


A. Left Ridge, 6, 1-2p, 250', gear.
B. Rain Screw, 10, 2p, gear & bolts.

Getting There 

Park next to Kriley Pond, then head up the switchbacked hiking trail that goes up the hill. Cut off directly uphill and some point and bushwhack to the ridge or locate some rock cairns and try to follow them. It is not a long approach in either case.

Eds. the park rangers are planning to determine a single access route to reduce the impacts of multiple social trails to this crag. Please be on the lookout for new signage to help preserve our access. Thank you.

Climbing Season

For the Golden Gate Canyon SP area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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