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Submitted By: david goldstein on Mar 31, 2006
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I went to Sky Cafe and was disappointed, finding it another example of the star inflation that is rife in Rolofson's new guides. Sky Cafe reminded me of The Cornerstone, a third tier Boulder Canyon sport crag where the average climb quality is about two stars. Rolofson's observation that SC is a windy spot was right on that day, so we decamped after a couple of pitches to the main/lower Sport Park which seemed pretty mega after Sky Cafe.

It has a dozen or so routes in the advanced difficulty range. They have been well-documented in Rolofson's newest guidebook.

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The Stone Cafe - Below and NW of Sky Cafe

A. Stone Soup, 9+, 1p, 55', gear.
B. Thanks a Latte', 6, 1p, 45', gear.
C. Rock Lobster, 10-, 1p, 65', gear & bolt.
D. Reach for the Sky... Cafe, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.
E. Stonefish, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Gruel Shoes, 8, 1p, 65', bolts +/- gear.

Sky Cafe

A. Fire And Rain.
B. Right-facing Dihedral, 9, 1p, gear.
C. Room With A View.
D. Ride the Wind, 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

From the Visor, follow cairns in a shallow trough uphill, eventually diagonaling up and left to SC, the only obvious outcropping. Should take about 10 minutes from the Visor.

Guidebook 

Mark Rolofson has an excellent Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume II, The Upper Canyon. Consider it for more details.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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