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Sphinx Rock

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About Sphinx Rock:

Gorgeous granite slabs make this a fantastic, yet over-looked climbing destination. The right-hand summit block contains the crack climbing testpiece, Sphinx Crack, one of the hardest traditional crack climbs in North America that wasn't freed until 1981 and on-sighted until 1995 by famous Japanese climber Yuri Hirayama. It's Colorado's single, most famous crack climb. The crag lies on private property so please leave the area better than you found it and respect the area - climbing here is a privelege, not a right.
Nearest town or city: Pine
Directions: The crag lies along Jefferson County Road 83 (Elk Creek Road) north east of Pine, Colorado. From Denver take 285 southwest to Pine Junction and turn left (south) onto 126 to Pine. In the small town of Pine, look for the Pine Grocery Store and turn north onto a small gravel road (Elk Creek Road. Drive for .4 miles and park in the obvious pull-off and hike 1/4 mile to the crag.
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With Replies Crazed Mountain Man-AVOID THIS AREA fairayhd333 7 Apr 08 2008, 2:30 PM