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L to R R to L Alpha
Calling All Trad Climbers T 
Don't Ask T 
Gaiters T 
Most of the Time T 
Slight of Hand T,S 
Twisted T,S 
What's Wrong with Parents Today T,S 

The Left Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 40.0038, -105.3973 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 13, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.

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  • Description 

    This is a section of the Bihedral Area which has a set of distinct, newer climbs. It is typically approached differently than when going to the Bihedral or Riviera. It is organized as a distinct area for clarity. Many of the routes here were developed by Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, & Mike McGill. The routes here are generally protected with traditional gear. Note, this is distinct from the Left Side as described by Rolofson's Vol. 1 guide.

    From L->R these area:

    A. Gaiters, 8+, 1p, 110', gear.
    B. Most of the Time, 8-, 1p, 80', gear.
    C1. Slight of Hand, 11, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
    C2. Don't Ask, 10-, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
    D. Calling All Trad Climbers, 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
    E. What's Wrong With Parents Today?, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
    F. Twisted, 9-, 1p, gear, 90'.
    GE. Twisted's Sister to Parents Today, 10-, 90', var R of chimney to E.

    Getting There 

    Park at approximately 7 miles up the canyon (from Elephant Buttresses). The larger parking area is distinguished by a large tree on the south side of the road. Hike up the talus slope just downhill on the north side of the road. Go up & left towards this cliff. The first climb you encounter is Unnamed Sport Climb. You must go left and up a gully to get to the rest of the climbs here. This photo may help if you need more directions.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.5 miles from here

    7 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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    Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Dillon moving left at the first crux.

    Calling All Trad Climbers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Left Side
    This route is located down and left of the main Bihedral rock. See Rossiter's guide, page 96, route one. This route follow a series of short corners just left of What's Wrong With Parents Today. Follow short corners with good gear up to a steep section with a bolt. Crank past the bolt and gain ledge below a steep, short finger crack. Power up the crack and angle left past the crack following good cracks, with good gear to the anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Left Bihedral area.
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