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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 21, 2005






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This is an obvious buttress matching the Guardian Rock buttress just upstream. Many rocks in this canyon look ripe for exploring. Little documented activity is available at this point. Hopefully, B. Gillett's to-be-published guidebook will help. The buttress is about 300 feet tall. It may identified by a large R-facing dihedral up the middle of the crag. This is not a crag for the picky or high-end climber, just us ordinary, micro-exploring-types.

An old pin, old fixed, primitive slider nuts, and regrowth of vegetation at its base suggest it has been climbed long ago. However, information has not trickled down to the common man, yet. So, ascents feel like FAs here.

Cross the stream/river and go to the buttress. Expect a bit of bushwhacking despite the short approach. There is a bit of lichen on the rock due to its exposure. High water will make this more challenging during runoff times.

Descend to the right of the buttress down a slopey, grassy gully.

Getting There 

Find this crag along CO Hwy 7 going W from Lyons (US 36) along a straightaway just uphill from a narrows in the canyon. It lies between Scout Rock (downhill) and Guardian Rock (uphill). There are several pullouts in the area. There is a nice, brown, log cabin just above the road. It is about 3 and a half miles from US 36 & Hwy 7 in Lyons.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

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Eric Couldn't Come 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Lyons : ... : Guard House
"To go where no idiot has gone before."Well, hell, climbers are not the sharpest tools in the shed but they do have fun. It's amazing how much rock is out there and just begging to be climbed. Yeah, this may have been climbed before but the rock is not in Hubbel's guide, Gillett's isn't out yet, and it isn't in the database, so here goes. This name/description refers to the 2nd of 3 pitches of the line. Please don't get mad if this is your FA.This route is located just upstream & across the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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