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April Fool TR 
Autumnal Wall TR 
Clive S 
Conspicuous Consumption T 
Cooking with Crash TR 
Coroner's Crack T 
Dihedarete TR 
Elf Jism Dihedral S 
Equinox TR 
Genghis Khan S,TR 
Ian TR 
Jerry's Kids S 
Johler Coaster T,TR 
Kublai Khan S,TR 
Ladder, The T 
Pilgrimage to Cythera TR 
ReTaliation TR 
Spring and Fall TR 
Swamped T,TR 
Temur (Tamer) Khan TR 
Thickly Settled TR 
Wrath of Khan TR 

South Canyon Point  


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Location: 39.3376, -104.75347 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

This is a sort of odd bit of rock--not because of the type of rock but just its location. This rock is on the South Rim, but unlike all other South Rim walls, it faces South and West (not East and North). There are a few trad lines, sport routes, but mostly topropes. It is worth a visit if you're in the area.

Getting There 

From the visitor center at the South entrance, park in the farthest North lot and take the farthest North trail leaving the parking lot (Lake Gulch Trail). Hike for about 0.25 miles until you're right below the rock. Find the least erosive way to the base of the rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

22 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Canyon Point:
Cooking with Crash   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Conspicuous Consumption   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Clive   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For South Canyon Point
Ben stemming up a corner--hey is that bird poop or...

Elf Jism Dihedral 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Denver South : ... : South Canyon Point
This is an interesting route with a one or two move crux. The first bolt is 15 feet off the deck, but after that the bolts are very well-placed. Stem up the dihedral using the thin crack and pockets on the West-facing wall to get you to a good stance below the final overhang. The key to this section is getting your feet high and stemming. Once you make the crux move, you can reach the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Winter moon over South Canyon Point.
Winter moon over South Canyon Point.
South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
View from South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
View from South Canyon Point. Photo by Blitzo.
A cool boulder on the rim. Photo by Blitzo.
A cool boulder on the rim. Photo by Blitzo.
Prickly Pear. Photo By Blitzo.
Prickly Pear. Photo By Blitzo.

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By Anonymous Coward
May 27, 2002
Nice place when it is cold and sunny. Sheltered from N wind.
By Hayden Fischer
From: Castle Pines, CO
Jan 27, 2013
It's worth noting that the Lake Gulch Trail is the furthest west trail leaving the parking lot, not the furthest north.
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