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Lizard Head

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About Lizard Head:

Lizard Head is an interesting and distinctive 13,100' peak south of Telluride. It is the hardest peak in Colorado to climb by the easiest route, and is notorious for loose chossy rock.

To approach, park at the Cross Mountain trailhead about 2 miles south of Lizard Head Pass. Hie up the trail bearing right at an unmarked trail junction shortly after the trailhead. Turn left at another less obvious junction where the Lizard Head Trail and the Cross Mountain Trail meet. Hike around to the left side of the talus cone just before the trail goes downhill, and make your way cross country towards Lizard Head. When the cone gets steep and full of scree, there is a good climbers trail that will take you to the base of the formation - finding this is key.
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Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Alpine
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1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Southwest Chimney (1) 5.8 3

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