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Submitted By: Matt Juth on Jun 11, 2004
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This is a small slabby formation 200' up the steep gully immedeately west of the Narrows. It can be located by the clean slab surrounded by discontinuous rock.

There are only two routes on the formation, a nice moderate crack, and a terrifying (in its current state) slab route. There are a couple good cracks up the gully to the right approx 100' higher (and around the corner) that will be cleaned and led soon.

Getting There 

Park at the pulloff at the base of Mechanical Man, and scramble up the gully just west of the Narrows. Use extreme caution when approaching, as there is a lot of loose rock, that would fall directly onto traffic. When you reach a cliffband that appears pretty sketchy, head as far left as you can go, and traverse across the top.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the crux.

Vrain Dead 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Lyons : ... : Vrain Dead
This is the prominant arching crack on the right side of the formation. Belay from an alcove 15 feet up from the tree at the base of the cliff. This start is accessed from a ledge a bit up the right gully. Just traverse down and into the hole.The start has some great climbing, but is somewhat contrived, as you can step over to the ledges at any time for 15 feet. The crux is found once this "cheating" is no longer possible, and involves a long reach to a great hold and a lock. The difficulty ease...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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