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Red Lyin' Slab

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Red Lyin' Slab T,TR 

Red Lyin' Slab Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,850'
Location: 40.0084, -105.3278 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: James Beissel on May 10, 2008
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  • Description 

    Just past the Red Lion Inn on the right side of the highway is a low angle slab with some blasted rock at its base. The rock quality is good, but generally low angle and unprotected. If you belay from the bottom realize you will be standing on the shoulder of the road. Toproping from above is the best option. For a number of reasons, I would suggest climbing elsewhere, but if you must, please be very careful not to kick any rocks into traffic!

    Getting There 

    2.8 miles up Boulder Canyon from where the highway crosses the creek on the right hand side. Park just past the slab.

    Climbing Season

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    Weather station 3.3 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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    Featured Route For Red Lyin' Slab

    Red Lyin' Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Red Lyin' Slab
    Begin on the blasted rock at the base of the slab. Pop a small roof (5.8) and continue upward on easy terrain. A dike with large, quartz crystals provides the most obvious path. If you climb this, be extremely careful not to kick any rocks loose onto passing cars as this route is directly over the highway....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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