Pretty big slabs with routes over 200 feet. The Lost Valley Slab is west-facing so might warm up on summer afternoons. We found it to be very secluded and I suspect that is the case today. Very high quality rock with lots of holds with moderate route options. FA: 1984.
The Lost Valley Slab is located on the slope just east of and above the Lost Valley Dude Ranch (same slope as and a few hundred yards south of Helen's Dome). The slab can be approached by starting at the old Molly Gulch CG. Cross the creek and start a rising contour to avoid private property and arrive at the base.
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OoohAhhh 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R CO : South Platte : ... : Hidden Valley Slab
Approach the base to the right of the large cleft. Climb about 170 feet seeking cracks for pro (not always obvious) to the belay under a shallow roof (5.8). Launch out onto moderate slabs with no pro linking cracks with pro (5.8). Follow cracks and face to a belay (5.8). Easy slabs lead to the top. FA May 3, 1984....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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