BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations.
This rock is entered here to provide organizational clarity. This crag is located in the cluster of rocks known as Jurassic Park. According to Rick Thompson, this rock located just downhill from the Dinosaur's Foot is known as "Big Ass Slab." Perhaps, there is a more tactful name (especially for little kids climbing here) for this rock?
On this slab are at least 4 established lines and possibly more. Clean, low-angle rock with primarily bolt protection is probably the best way to describe this crag. Nonetheless, this rock is still fun to climb.
Hike up from Lily Lake on the established ridge trail that switchbacks a short distance from the parking lot. Angle uphill towards the obvious rock and find the climber's trail. If you reach Dinosaur Rock or The Fin, you've gone too far. The 4 obvious routes start virtually on the climber's trail.
, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Stout Blue Vein
, 8+, 95', bolts.
C. Critical Morass
, 10+, 1p, 100', bolts.
, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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This route follow a beautifully clean line up a blank looking slab and then cruises through a little bulge before reaching the anchors. It is a spectacular line that rates as one of my favorite slab climbs to date in Colorado. Locate this route by finding the 4 bolts on a blank looking, steep wall just uphill from the previous bolted lines (3rd bolted line from the left, facing the cliff).Climb the delicate slab with tricky feet to the 3rd bolt and reach the 2 nice pockets before the crux, paste...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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