|By Evan Sanders |
From Westminster, CO
Apr 17, 2013
IF you choose to go to Jurassic, here's a couple tips:
1.) Definitely do NOT do what I did and try to do the approach in sandals. There are a lot of turned ankles waiting to happen on the way up.
2.) When you get to the location to climb, you be looking up sort of a valley. On the left will be very slabby climbs, on the right will be more vertical faces. Choose which style you like best, personally I hated the slabs but to each their own.
3.) If you're getting into trad at all, there are plenty of places to do a few "mixed" routes if you follow the tall vertical wall on the right on around the corner. I don't remember any names of climbs, I never looked them up, but there is a pretty fun one that you can practice gear placement on because the bolts are a little spread out.
4.) There are walk ups to the right to set up top rope if you don't want to lead harder stuff but still want to have fun. There's an awesome 5.11 or 12 (can't remember) on the vertical section, it's a lot of fun but you said you don't lead that hard. I would definitely recommend top roping it though.