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Quandary Peak Crags  Counter

Two small crags are located near Blue Lakes just below the Monte Cristo colouir south of Quandary's summit. They are reached by driving west on the dirt road south of Quandary about 2 miles to two parking areas, located between the lakes. The road has it's rough stretches, but most any passenger vehicle will make it without any concerns. Park at either parking lot (they're about 20 feet apart) below the upper lake dam.

The Diving Board
Routes and detail for the Diving BoardInteresting rock with lots of possibilities for easier (5.4 up to 5.8 perhaps) face and slab climbs of around 40'. Some cracks and monopockets characterize an otherwise very smooth face on this rock which overlooks the lower lake. To reach the rock, leave the NE side of the lower parking lot headed mostly east. The only large boulder around the lower parking lot, on the NE corner, is just south of the trail. The trail is fairly clear and even has a couple of cairns on it, but is boggy. It's a five minute walk down to the south-facing crag.

1.  Robbie's Hammer 5.7 FA E. Mamula At least two bolts on this route (the third is unconfirmed, and unknown anchor situation on top. A walkoff to the NE appears feasible.

Shriek Back Wall
Routes and detail for Shriek Back WallA vertical-to-overhanging wall a short 5 minute walk above the upper parking lot (almost due N of the parking lot's entrance) approached from a hundred yards east down the road. Haven't been up to check on anchors or trail conditions yet.Routes and detail for Shriek Back Wall

1.  Parthenogenesis 5.10 TR FA E. Mamula
2.  Underwater Boys 5.10 TR FA E. Mamula

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