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Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on Apr 9, 2007
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Description 

Upper Gemstone. The formation is easily visible from 96 by the Cathedral Spires parking as the narrow pinnacle atop the hillside on the south side of the road. There is a large, open-book dihedral on the northwest side of this tower.

Getting There 

Both Gemstones are probably the furthest things to hike to in the area. It would be much quicker to hike here from the CS parking, but I very seriously doubt you could get there without crossing private property.

Climbing Season

For the Buffalo Creek area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Group Therapy 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Upper Gemstone
This route ascends the west face of the Upper Gemstone. The formation is easily visible from 96 by the Cathedral Spires parking as the narrow pinnacle atop the hillside on the south side of the road. There is a large, open-book dihedral on the northwest side of this tower.Group Therapy starts as a thin seam around the corner to the right, not inside the open book as the Hubbel topo and photo depict. Up and right of this route is the highly visible handcrack "If 6 was 9". These routes are not...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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