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Chair Rock 
High Chair, The 
Knight, The 
Parking Lot Rock 

Chair Rocks  


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Chair Rocks and The Knight.

Description 

This is a somewhat obscure area of the South Platte within the Top of the World area. The older Hubbel guide with its picture probably was the main enticement to explore around these parts. Amazing what a photo can do. There are some small, very interesting looking formations in the area. Approaches have changed a bit with the road closures.

Getting There 

Top Of The World is off of CO Hwy 126 just past the town of Buffalo Creek. Park along the hwy 2.6 miles South East of Buffalo and walk up Fire Road 538 going left at the junction after 1.7 miles, the right hand road is signed and leads to Top Of The World Campground (closed). Continue on the main road for another 1.8 miles to the old parking area, cross a fence and follow trails to Chair Rocks.

Per Jeremy Hakes: We found biking to be the most efficient way to get there. The FR is in great shape, and took only 25 minutes each way to get to/from Chair Rocks. It measured exactly 4 miles from the locked gate to the bottom of the formations.

Crags 

The Kingpin
Parking Lot Rock
The Pawn
High Chair
Chair Rock
The Knight

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['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 Chair Rocks:
Toot Suite aka Toot Suit   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Chair Rock
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Featured Route For Chair Rocks
This is the face this route ascends.  Greg is standing at the base of the pitch.  I don't know if you can actually top out onto the formation from this route or not.  The slings are in need of replacement if you go.

Thin Ice 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : South Platte : ... : Chair Rock
On the north side of Chair Rock. I did the first lead of this, but it was Scott "Zippy" Reynolds who really got the ball rolling on this. It was an old Dave Bell A4 route before Scott got it in his head to free climb it.It's on the right side and is composed of triple cracks. Like a tiny Shield headwall. The crux is getting from the first crack to the second and is protected by a bolt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Chair Rocks Slideshow Add Photo
Chair Rocks (photo looking north).
Chair Rocks (photo looking north).
Chair Rocks.
Chair Rocks.
Chair Rocks from the summit of Raleigh Peak.
Chair Rocks from the summit of Raleigh Peak.
Chair Rocks collection from the south.
Chair Rocks collection from the south.
Chair Rocks Crag (high point is middle rock aka The Tombstone).
BETA PHOTO: Chair Rocks Crag (high point is middle rock aka Th...

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By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
Sep 26, 2007
We found biking to be the most efficient way to get there. The FR is in great shape, and took only 25 minutes each way to get to/from Chair Rocks. It measured exactly 4 miles from the locked gate to the bottom of the formations.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Oct 10, 2007
People were climbing at Chair Rocks before Redguard Route was done in Eldo. From my research at the old CMC library, it seems people were much more interested in bagging technical summits than canyon walls during the fifties.
By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
May 14, 2008
I'm still interested in bagging those tech summits. :) Big Rock Candy Mountain is my next prize, although I don't know if I can do it. I'd also like to get The Turret and North & South Noddle Heads.