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This is just the other side of the mountain from Deer Ridge Buttress, but it is entirely different. In reality, this is a lot of rock; however, the general low angle and scruffiness will make most folks pass on this. Still, if you like solitude, the ability to micro-explore, easier grades, and sunnier aspects, there just could be something for you here.
The quickest way is likely to drive into the Beaver Meadows entrance, go straight past the turnoff for Bear Lake Rd., continue up Trail Ridge until you are directly below the buttresses. Follow game trails up. It's probably 800-1000' of elevation gain, but it is fairly direct.
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Lonesome George 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Estes Park Valley : Deer Mountain South Side
This is a little line that makes you wonder if it'll be hard to protect and slopey. Nyet to both. It's fun and juggy, but too bad it didn't continue for another 500 feet or more.The name is in honor of the last of his species. Salud!Nearly straight across from the SSE Ridge start on the 2nd buttress, this line ascends lighter colored rock that seems a bit more granitic than most of the gneiss nearby. You can weave your way probably just about anywhere you like as you hunt for po...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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