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Buttonrock Resevior

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About Buttonrock Resevior:

Also located west of Lyons, this area is cousin to the South Saint Vrain (SSV). Like the SSV there are both trad and sport routes on a variety of features. Rock quality varies from superb to choss. One of Buttonrocks' centerpieces is River Wall. This steep wall has steep cracks alongside of both technical and pumpy sport routes. You can climb here year round just watch the weather. River wall in particular has midday sun, but is often chilly due to breeze off the river. The Falcon guide to Lyons area covers both Buttonrock and the SSV. There is also bouldering in the area (no beta here yet see
Nearest town or city: Lyons
Directions: Drive to Lyons on Hwy 66, this can be reached via Hwy 36 from Boulder. Continue past the junction in Lyons of Hwy 36 and Hwy 7 (Hwy 7 takes one to the SSV) for about 3.7 miles. Look carefully on the left for a sign for Shelly's Cottages. Turn left here on County Road 80. One half-mile on the left are Entryway Slabs, another tenth of a mile are Buick Rocks and Hitler's Sex Life. About 2.3 miles further one reaches a steel gate and parking. One can hike along the road to reach River Wall, Old Yellar and other formations.
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Camping: None
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Quantity of Climbs: Year