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Lens Rock is a 1-2 pitch crag located between the Bookend and the Citadel. It consists of mostly easy to moderate trad lines and couple of stiffer mixed routes. This small crag does offer a variety of fun climbing - chimney, off-width, finger to fist cracks and some face climbing too. I wouldn't consider this crag to be a destination, but it is worth a stop off to get another line in for the day if you are in the general area.
Lens Rock is most easily accessed from other crags. Take the Black Canyon Trail to the Bookend or to the Pear. From the Bookend: head west below the Bookend across the gully and you'll run into Lens Rock. From the Pear: head up and east the descent gully on the east (right) side of the Pear.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lens Rock:
Tennis Shoe Tango 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Arch Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Optic Nerve 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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Optic Nerve 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a X CO : Lumpy Ridge : Lens Rock
Optic Nerve is a fun but seldom-climbed route that goes right up the lens part of Lens Rock. Its X rating comes from the fact that the only pro is near the very bottom, and after that it's nothing but friction, crystals, and crimpers. A bolted anchor near the top makes it accessible to us top-roping mortals. However you choose to do it, start from an obvious tree about halfway between The Frame's offwidth and the obviously bolted Ellipse, and head up a flake which soon gives way to the blank fac...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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