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Armor Plated S 
Blue Flame S 
Burnt Toast S 
Dozer Rage S 
Granby S 
Harder They Come, The T 
Sweet Pea T 

The Lookout Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 40.003, -105.4131 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 22, 2006
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  • Description 

    This is a small crag with about 10 routes in the Practice Rock/Bowling Alley area. Its submission was triggered by a reorganization of the Boulder Canyon section. The original route here was The Hard They Come, 11 by K. Lugbill & C. Newmann back in 1980. At one point, this was an area to head towards, to get away from the crowds.

    L->R:

    A. Granby, 9, 1p, 35', bolts.
    B. Armor Plated, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.
    C. Dozer Rage, 12+, 1p, 50', bolts.
    D. Blue Flame, 11+, 1p, 30', bolts & gear.
    E. The Harder They Come, 11, 1p, 40', gear.
    E1. Barn Dancing, 12-, 1p, gear & bolts.
    F. Sweet Pea, 10, 1p, 40', gear.
    G. Burned Toast, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
    H. Low Heat, 7, 1p, gear.

    Getting There 

    Find this as a small crag located above the Tungsten Mine Shaff cliff. Park as for Practice Rock. Go up & R of Practice Rock, passing under The Bowling Alley area, an around the L side of the Tungsten Mine Shaft cliff.

    Guidebooks 

    Mark Rolofson has an excellent Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume II, The Upper Canyon. Consider it for more details.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 5.5 miles from here

    7 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['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]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Lookout

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lookout:
    Burnt Toast   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the crux.

    Burnt Toast 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : The Lookout
    It's easier than it looks to make the first clip, but bring a small cam or a stick clip if in doubt. Make a fun, rising traverse left with small holds until you reach a nice rest stance on the arete near the 4th clip. The crux is pulling onto the upper wall, and the last clip could seem tough for shorter folks....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Glen Charnoski
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 4, 2011
    Granby: a 5.9 route (3 bolts and 2 bolt anchor). Climb a short, right-facing corner to a roof. Hand traverse left around the roof, past first bolt, to a mantle onto a small ledge, past a 2nd bolt. Climb easy moves to finish. (FA: Mark Rolofson and Mary Reidmiller, 2004).

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