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The Left Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Calling All Trad Climbers T 
Don't Ask T 
Gaiters T 
Most of the Time T 
Slight of Hand T,S 
Twisted T,S 
What's Wrong with Parents Today T,S 

The Left Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 40.0038, -105.3973 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 13, 2006


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BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.

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This is a section of the Bihedral Area which has a set of distinct, newer climbs. It is typically approached differently than when going to the Bihedral or Riviera. It is organized as a distinct area for clarity. Many of the routes here were developed by Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, & Mike McGill. The routes here are generally protected with traditional gear. Note, this is distinct from the Left Side as described by Rolofson's Vol. 1 guide.

From L->R these area:

A. Gaiters, 8+, 1p, 110', gear.
B. Most of the Time, 8-, 1p, 80', gear.
C1. Slight of Hand, 11, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
C2. Don't Ask, 10-, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
D. Calling All Trad Climbers, 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
E. What's Wrong With Parents Today?, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
F. Twisted, 9-, 1p, gear, 90'.
GE. Twisted's Sister to Parents Today, 10-, 90', var R of chimney to E.

Getting There 

Park at approximately 7 miles up the canyon (from Elephant Buttresses). The larger parking area is distinguished by a large tree on the south side of the road. Hike up the talus slope just downhill on the north side of the road. Go up & left towards this cliff. The first climb you encounter is Unnamed Sport Climb. You must go left and up a gully to get to the rest of the climbs here. This photo may help if you need more directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Left Side:
What's Wrong with Parents Today   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Dillon moving left at the first crux.

Calling All Trad Climbers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Left Side
This route is located down and left of the main Bihedral rock. See Rossiter's guide, page 96, route one. This route follow a series of short corners just left of What's Wrong With Parents Today. Follow short corners with good gear up to a steep section with a bolt. Crank past the bolt and gain ledge below a steep, short finger crack. Power up the crack and angle left past the crack following good cracks, with good gear to the anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Left Bihedral area.
BETA PHOTO: Upper Left Bihedral area.

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