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Alvino Pon also put in a number of routes on this cliff above Kriley Pond. There are bolted lines here in addition to some not so obvious trad routes.
Park next to Kriley Pond, then head up the switchbacked hiking trail that goes up the hill. Cut off directly uphill and some point and bushwhack to the ridge or locate some rock cairns and try to follow them. It is not a long approach in either case.
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Left Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CO : Golden : ... : Ralston Roost
On the left side of the West face of Ralston Roost is a series of what look like hard roofs. Just left of those is an expanse of clean, featured slab with the occasional crack running through it. Head up the easy slab start and aim to the left of the roofs, sneaking past on rock that never gets steep or more difficult than 5.6. If you have a 60m rope, you'll have to simulclimb or break out a belay near the summit ridge. End at a two bolt cold shut anchor and climb above that to the summit....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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