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Buick Rocks and Hitler's Sex Life

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Description 

These three crags sit on the same hillside facing SW. The routes are mostly short (less than 80 feet) trad and mixed routes requiring some natural protection, often toprope-able. The grades range from 5.7-5.11. Although the 15+ possible routes here are not the best in this area, the Green Slab (5.9+) on Buick Rocks 1st Buttress and an unnamed face route (5.10) on Buick Rocks 2nd Buttress are worthwhile climbs. The approach is a short but loose rocky trail up from the pullout.


Getting There 

From the Shelly Cottage turnoff follow County Road 80 about .6 miles, 0.1 miles past the Entryway slabs. Pullout on the left or right and hike up to the right to the crags.


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buick Rocks and Hitler's Sex Life:
Green Slab   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport   
The Buick   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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"Unknown Face".

Unknown Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CO : Lyons : ... : Buick Rocks and Hitler's Se...
This short sport route is on the second buttress of Buick Rocks, ie above and left of Hitler's Sex Life formation (which is lower on the hillside to the right) and the right of the two Buick Rocks. This line is high on the right side (SW) of the second buttress, between two trad lines Pooh Belly (5.7 on the left) and Kiss Face (5.10b? on the right). A few tricky moves off the ground are protected well by the first bolt, but the climb remains fairly sustained through the third bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Umph!
Oct 13, 2005

I actually agree with Hubbel's guide for this area in re: to "stars": Green Slab** is certainly worth doing as is The Buick*, and Unknown Face**. . . the [latter] being my favorite here. There's potential for more lines although, there is a sign posted (Boulder County I think) that says NO fixed hardware can be added. If you hike up to the [aqueduct] you'll find some nice lines up there (some trad. and some TR). If you are heading up the canyon or going to River Wall (et al.) then you should stop to climb these (the approach is 2 minutes).

By Ross
From: Pinewood Springs
Jul 15, 2006

There is a large quanity of poison Ivy here so know what to avoid before hiking up. The OH crack on the left inset rocks is pretty good but harder than 5.8 given in the book, and there is a moderate bolted line to its left, 10 or 9.

How did this place get this screwy name HSL? I'd vote to change the name back to the orginal name used by locals, and toss the name used in the guide book.

By George Bracksieck
Jul 15, 2012

HSL is the name of a Piana/Lavender route near the right end of the rock. Having possibly done the FA of the Initial Route, 11 years before their effort, I suggest naming this Buick Rock 3, in keeping with the theme in Gillett's guidebook.