The Twin Lakes Area encompasses all of the small crags along Highway 82 east of Monitor Rock. Most crags are just a few minutes hike from the road and offer good climbing, mostly sport climbing, without having to drive over Independence Pass to the more popular crags on the western side.
All of these crags are located along Highway 82 between Monitor Rock and the town of Twin Lakes. For more detailed directions please refer to the crag pages.
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Black Slab Left 5.9- CO : Independence Pass : ... : Black Slab
This route is actually a mile or two east of Monitor Rock on Black Slab. Approach as for Monitor Rock. 50 yards past the Parry Park Campground, turn right off CO Hwy 82 on a dirt road. After 100 yards bare right at the fork, and park at the little camping area. Hike straight up the hill to Black Slab. The left route is 5.9-, and the anchor is missing one hanger. Clip the one good bolt and traverse the Black Slab Right's anchors to lower....[more] Browse More Classics in CO