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L to R R to L Alpha
Chem Trail T 
Drunken Pilot T 
Ejector Seat T 
Little Black Box T 
Scoop Up a Little Sky T 
Stand By T 
Stress Fracture T 
Touch and Go T 

Second Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.1736, -105.3617 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JFM on Jun 30, 2013
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A. Ejector Seat, 9+, 1p, 40', gear.
B. Chem Trail, 7 R, 1p, 40', gear.
C. Stress Fracture, 7+, 1p, 40', gear.
D. Touch and Go, 7+, 1p, 40', gear.
E. Scoop Up a Little Sky, 9+, 1p, 50', gear.
F. Little Black Box, 7.

Getting There 

Park in the paved pullout (it's a little loop-road) on the stream-side of the road ~0.2 mile upstream from mile marker 26; this pullout is downstream from the bathroom pullout.

Ford the river if the water's low. Currently there's a downed (but still alive) tree reaching across the water. Walk across this and head left (downstream) and around a bend. There's a nice big open area at the base of the lower tier routes.

Climb any of the Lower Tier routes, then scramble up just a little for the upper tier routes! Note that the LBB approach has one technical move.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Second Tier:
Scoop Up a Little Sky   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Scoop Up a Little Sky 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Colorado : Lyons : ... : Second Tier
Of the routes that we did on Pilot Knob, this was the best. There are two starts, an 8 (easier) or the 9+ (recommended). To do the 9+ start, head up under a roof to the right of Touch and Go and pull through it on the right side onto a face and past a very large wedged block. Protect this and continue up into a crack system slightly to the right, ending after some horizontals. Clip a single bolt and do the second crux (8+) on face moves to reach a bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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