Left Hand Rock Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations. Upda...
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.
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.
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.
, 7+, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
, 8- PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts & gear?
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Left Hand Rock
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Featured Route For Left Hand Rock
Byron's Ladder 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c CO
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : Left Hand Rock
August 24, 2009 Left Hand Rock - I rope soloed a new, unknown 5.2 sport route right of Dark Days (the deep chimney just right of Lilies of the Valley and ?Gilded Lily?). This is an all sport route with 9 bolts. It starts right and below a stack of flakes, straight up and gains a rib. It follows the right side of edge of water streak. It goes to brown painted hangers and rap rings. It is a good option for starting newbies and training lead climbers. The bolt place...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
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