The following crags are typically closed 1 February to 31 July:
The Goose Goose Eggs East Ridge Mars Block Nebel Horn Tower of the Moon Jamcrack Spire The Pyramid Incognito Crag Devil's Thumb Shadow Fax Isolation Rock Sunset Wall Devil's Wing (W. Face) The Matron Lost & Found The Sibling Toddler Rock Sphinx Medusa
Toddler Rock is a small peak due west of the Matron, perhaps 200-300 meters. Its small East Face can be seen from the summit of the Matron, and is the first of a few small towers proceeding Westward to the base of the HUGE SE face of the crag we called Lost And Found.
Toddler Rock is a typical Flatiron of moderate quality, there are a few interesting potential lines on the Shady North face, but only one has presently been climbed. The descent is complex scrambling and is perhaps 5.5 down its SE Ridge, for 50' and is not high quality. With effort, a natural top-anchor could be established on natural features. Given the likely lack of attention this small peak will get, we chose not to litter the summit.Presently, this crag has only one established line, "Born Again" a 5.8 crack, corner and chimney system on the North side. There is potential for more climbing on the West and North sides.
To approach, reach the Matron's West Face, and strike out cross-country, due West to reach the next small peak up. there are two peaks perhaps 100 meters apart and this is the first of them. It can be distinguished by the Bright Gold lichen stripe down a corner on the North Face, which is adjacent to the route "Born Again."
Born Again is a modest route on a modest flatiron rock. The name was a play on a name. The Toddler was a tiny flatiron not far from the Matron, and the name was given to reflect it's diminutive size. The route name, Born Again, was a reflection of the name of the rock and also the climbing, whereas you have a breif "rebirthing" experience traveling through a few feet of chimney.Find the rock as described and go to the South face. A thick, brilliant yellow stripe of lichen will help distinguisk ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO