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.
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.
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Eric Couldn't Come 5.7 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