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The Left Side

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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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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

    For the The Bihedral Area area.

    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]

    Featured Route For The Left Side
    Rock Climbing Photo: After 2nd crux.

    What's Wrong with Parents Today 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  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. Climb up a short corner with two bolts on the right side of the rock and just left of a chimney. Reach a steep section and crank through the roof (crux) and up to a ramp. Clip a bolt and make cool moves up the arete/face on great holds past the last bolt and into a nice crack system. Continue up to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Left Bihedral area.
    BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.

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