A short walk up from Lily Lake is a hidden ravene with sport climbing routes galore. (There are bolts drilled into the rock making it easy to clip in for protection.)
To get to the “Jurassic Park” climbing,area, we parked at Lily Lake. Spectacular walk around the lake to get to the climbing approach.
It’s been many years since I was camping, but this campground was superlative.
If we’d had any more fun, we’d have been arrested.
The local gear shop in Estes Park suggested a couple spots to do some top-roping nearby before heading into Rocky Mountain National Park.
On Saturday (23rd) I found my way to Pizzeria Locale on Pearl St in Boulder.
On Monday (25th) we left Boulder and drove to Estes Park, just outside of the Rock Mountain National Park.
(That’s what the guide books say.) After our climbing in Eldorado and Boulder canyons, we decided to go back and run up the third Flatiron.