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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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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.


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.


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

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

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]

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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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