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Dance Hall of the Dead

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Brutal Planet T,TR 
Cold Nipples and Busch T 
Grateful Head S,TR 
Lean Into It S 
Servant of the Bones T,S 
Smiling Mortician, The T,TR 
Unnamed corner to dirty crack T 
Unnamed thin hands through bulge T 
Watusi Afterworld S,TR 

Dance Hall of the Dead  

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Submitted By: Dan Howell on Jun 27, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Left side of the formation.


This is a south-facing slab. It is not a good place for sunny summer days, but it is great for cooler weather days. This consists of granite slabs with wide and thin cracks. At the time of posting, the rock is still flaky and mossy. It will clean up with time and ascents. It has a mixture of trad and sport climbing. Numerous anchors on top make it a great place for toproping.

Rappel from anchors or walk off to the left side of the rock.

Getting There 

This is about 3.65 miles up the canyon at about halfway between mile markers 29 and 30. There is a picnic area on the south side of the road where you can park. Also, there is a 40 mph sign right where the trail starts up. Approach with a fifteen minute hike up which begins along a very pretty creek. Follow trail up and across stream then about 5 minutes to where it goes back down to the stream at a very pretty rocky crossing. Go up the hill on the right side of the stream for 10 minutes to the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dance Hall of the Dead:
Grateful Head   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Brutal Planet.

Brutal Planet 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Lyons : ... : Dance Hall of the Dead
If you begin this from the tree, it is about 65 feet. Scramble up the slabs to the base of a wide crack/offwidth. From here it is about 25 feet of right facing offwidth. Crux about halfway up the crack. Long sleeves and pants suggested....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Right side of formation.
BETA PHOTO: Right side of formation.
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