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Left Hand Rock

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Byron's Ladder S 
Dark Days T 
Gilded Lily S 
Gilded Lily (Retrobolted) S 
Guilted Willy TR 
Left Dihedral T 
Lilies of the Valley T 
T-Rect T,S 
Triceratops T,S 

Left Hand Rock  


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Description 

Sunny, on a late June morning. We saw 4 or 5 parties hike past us as we were climbing. It was a Saturday, but I would call that crowded. The rock is good quality granite - great for friction and not rough on my hands.

Getting There 

The approach is the same as other climbs at Jurassic Park. The approach hike took us 20 minutes. Left Hand Rock was the first rock with a line of bolts we saw.

L->R: 

A. Left Dihedral, 9, 1p, gear.
B1. Guilted Willy, 9, 1p, 85', TR.
B2. Gilded Lily, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lilies of the Valley, 8+, 1p, 90', gear.
D. Dark Days, 8, 1p, 90', gear.
E. Byron's Ladder, 2, 1p, 95', bolts.
FE. Groove/chimney, 4, 1p, 95', TR.
GE. Face, ?, 1p, 90', TR.
H. T-Rect, 7+, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
I. Triceratops, 8- PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts & gear?

Thanks, Croy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Hand Rock:
Gilded Lily (Retrobolted)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Gilded Lily   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Left Hand Rock
T-Rect on the left, Triceratops on the right.

T-Rect 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Left Hand Rock
See the photo of Triceratops (which is just to the right of this route), where T-Rect can be seen on the left-hand side of the photo.T-Rect first runs left and then enters a small runnel (seen at the top left of the above-referenced photo) that veers upwards and right. Stay in the runnel and climb right and upward (crux) for a climb that is probably rated around 5.7 or 5.8. Step left and upwards out of the runnel to avoid the crux for a climb that is probably rated around 5.6 or 5.7...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Croy T
From: Longmont, Co
Aug 27, 2009
As of 2009.08.25 I believe the climbs are as follows, (climbers') left to right, going uphill: Gilded Lily, Lilies of the Valley, Dark Days, unknown 5.2, T-Rect and Triceratop.
By Erik in NC
From: Greensboro, NC
Oct 4, 2009
GPS coordinates for rock: 13T 0453988, 4462326
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