Please do your best to maintain good relationships with the people who own the land in this area. Do not drive your vehicle past the "private property" sign. Do not go up to the house to ask for directions to the crag. Do not ride your bike down the road. Please move immediately to the side of the road if any landowners are approaching in their vehicles.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Battlement Crag is the small brown and black dome located approximately 200 feet northwest of the White Gunks Wall and around 1,000 feet north of The Quarry. The southwest/downhill face of the dome is the tallest aspect at about 100 feet. The nature of the rock varies considerably around the dome since it has a couple rock type contacts, sometimes including a band of coarse-grained, weathered granite at ground level. Portions of the rock appear to have suffered from Terry Bartonís Haymen Fire wrath with black residue, baked guano, and scorched rocks. The top of the dome provides a good panorama of the Thunder Ridge area.
Battlement Crag is visible from the approach road hillside west of Thunder Ridge. Walk down the hillside, cross the creek, and follow the cairned trail up the slope that would lead to the Alligator Lounge and crosses between the White Gunks Wall and the Battlement Crag.
Line of Fire provides airy, varied climbing with good rests mixed in and would be a good flash. A blocky, reachy start leads to the ledges below the concave chimney. Make the memorable entrance moves to the chimney and trend right under the huge roof. From the blocky perch at the right side of the roof, step up onto the alligator skin face and follow the dihedral to the anchors. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO