of variety. Great watering hole.
||Dispersed climbs. Spendy camping.
Kirkwood Inn for beer and eats
Trip report on powdork.com
Sunset Crack (5.8-)
Useless Bolt (5.10d)
Thin Mint Corner (5.10a)
Cracks Begin to Show (5.10a)
Prowed Areté (5.8)
Unnamed 5.reallyhard (5.reallyhard)
Kirkwood Lake refers to a
largish area surrounding the lake on all sides rather than any one
area. I've included an overview of the climbs I know of, but I am sure
there are more and the bouldering options are huge here as well. the
best way to find areas is to explore for yourself. Just hike to a high
point on one side of the lake and survey the area on the opposing side,
if you see cliffs go check them out and it is likely you will find some
bolts. With everything so spread out there are a number of rock types
available from cracks to corners to steep featurelss faces. At close to
8,000' the season is rather short but that also makes it a great place
on hot summer days. The lake also makes it a great place to climb and
then cool off with jumping from the rope swing or off the crow's nest.
Camping is available (kinda spendy) at the Kirkwood Lake campground.
Kirkwood Lake Pictures
- Kirkwood Lake is just west of Kirkwood on Hwy 88. There is a day
parking area available if you are not camping.