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Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on Apr 9, 2007
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Description 

Upper Gemstone. The formation is easily visible from 96 by the Cathedral Spires parking as the narrow pinnacle atop the hillside on the south side of the road. There is a large, open-book dihedral on the northwest side of this tower.

Getting There 

Both Gemstones are probably the furthest things to hike to in the area. It would be much quicker to hike here from the CS parking, but I very seriously doubt you could get there without crossing private property.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Upper Gemstone

Sloppy Joe 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : South Platte : ... : Upper Gemstone
Climbs the bushy crack between "Group Therapy" and "If 6 was 9". This route is a bomb for the first half and two stars for the nice handcrack on the upper half. Battle past the bushes to about 90', then ascend a right angling handcrack for 60' to a gear belay on the ledge. Walk off the backside....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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