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Rosy Lane Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003

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The Rosy Lane buttress is across the river from Rosy Lane Campground. The easiest approach is to park at the north end of the North Bank Campground. There is a parking area there for the use of hikers despite what the signs say. Keep driving north through the campground until you cannot drive any more. Park and walk about a mile along the river. You will pass a number of the Miscellaneous climbs listed and come to a screee field below Death Dihedrals. The buttress is just after this field. The climbs start on the north side of the buttress, continue on the east side, facing the river, and end up in the tight gully on the south side.

This tight Gully is difficult to find. Usually people get to it from above rather than below. Once you drop out of it once you'll be able to find it from below fairly easily but the first time, it's recomended you climb one of the other climbs to the top of the buttress. If you keep walking up the mountain fading left (south) a steep gully will appear heading east (back toward the river). Walk around a bit and you will discover it...

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For the Taylor Canyon area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Rosy Lane

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rosy Lane:
Mirror Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Entrance Exam   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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The Talon Roof 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : Rosy Lane
The Talon Roof is a fairly brutal and awkward Taylor Canyon gem. Climb a corner to an over-horizontal roof crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Chris Dickson
From: Telluride, Colorado
Jun 20, 2016
If you're climbing any of the routes off the Mirror Crack ledge (where the big tree is), it's helpful to have a 70m rope. A 60 makes getting back down to the ledge a little funky.

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