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By Natalie D.
Jul 22, 2013

What do you think are some of the best hand-ish sized crack routes in Colorado? Single or multi. 5.8 to 5.10a/b. the closer to denver they are they better!

Thoughts? Thanks!


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By Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Jul 22, 2013
Big Bend

short tour- quarry wall
blind faith- bastille
cosmosis, west crack, west face- bell buttress
and half the shit at Turkey Rocks


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By Chad Koch
From Mission Hill,SD
Jul 22, 2013

I haven't done much in CO, but P3 of this route is great.
www.mountainproject.com/v/pear-buttress/105748963


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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 22, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord

Tyrel Fuller wrote:
Turkey Rocks

yup


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By WadeM
Jul 22, 2013
Ultimate Squeeze

White lightning (aka Hand Crack) in eldo is fun. Short on the hands, but still fun-10a


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By AOSR
From Wherever we park!
Jul 22, 2013

Center Route at the Spires is hard to beat anywhere.


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By Travkrack
From Fort Collins, Colorado
Jul 22, 2013

AOSR wrote:
Center Route at the Spires is hard to beat anywhere.

True that yo!!


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By Tmarsh
From Lakewood
Jul 23, 2013
Vedawoo after school

Vedawoo is only 2 hours from denver and it is full of moderate cracks of all sizes.


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By Natalie D.
Jul 23, 2013

I always think of off width at vedawoo. There is good smaller stuff? Center route looks amazing! Also we are headed to Fremont canyon next weekend for a little wine and roses!


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By Josh Schutz
From Estes Park and Telluride, Colo
Jul 23, 2013
Morning Glory Arch

I went to turkey rock this weekend, it is full of moderate hand cracks! Especially turkey perch.


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By RobC2
Jul 23, 2013
This..

Strawberry Jam at Vedauwoo and Green Spur in Eldo'. I did these solo years ago and recall them as pretty jammin'...


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By Ryan N
From San Louis Obispo
Jul 23, 2013
RJN

Fuckin weak. Everyone who posted on this thread from Colorado should be ashamed. I feel bad mentioning this place because the first rule about it is DON'T MENTION IT. To help out a fellow climber here goes-


www.mountainproject.com/v/escalante-canyon/105788880

pick any route you wont be disappointed. Its not near the front range,but neither is vedawoo. Went there for 3 days in spring and I didn't see another soul. Well worth a road trip.


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By Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2013
Big Bend

Natalie, the Voo has more hand and finger cracks than you can shake a stick at. I have been up there and not climbed a single OW before (gasp!).


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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 23, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord

Ryan N wrote:
Fuckin weak. Everyone who posted on this thread from Colorado should be ashamed.

she mentioned "closer to denver they are the better"


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By Sir Spanxalot
Jul 23, 2013
no

Ryan N wrote:
Fuckin weak. Everyone who posted on this thread from Colorado should be ashamed. I feel bad mentioning this place because the first rule about it is DON'T MENTION IT. To help out a fellow climber here goes- www.mountainproject.com/v/escalante-canyon/105788880 pick any route you wont be disappointed. Its not near the front range,but neither is vedawoo. Went there for 3 days in spring and I didn't see another soul. Well worth a road trip.


Man, you're a real asshat. Don't you have a parasitic relationship with Ellanor, the smelliest of hippies?

I'm ashamed you lived in Colorado and stank the place up.


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By CJC
Jul 23, 2013

Ryan N wrote:
I feel bad mentioning this place because the first rule about it is DON'T MENTION IT.


Hmmmm


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By Ryan N
From San Louis Obispo
Jul 23, 2013
RJN

Damn. Guess mp woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Though I'm not currently living in Co, I've climbed quite extensively there and would call myself a crack aficionado. Voo has some alright cracks but nothing is continuous anyway. Turkey Rocks is alright for a quick trip but the cracks are rough. Bastille first pitch is great(so is the rest of route). Everyone knows nothing beats the creek, but Escalante is absolutely badass for crack climbing. Sorry if my humor caught a few of you armchair climbers off guard.

by the way, she also said in colorado...


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By Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2013
Big Bend

Really? Don't get too offended by a dude whose user name is Wanksalot.


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By Nodin deSaillan
From Boulder
Jul 23, 2013
another day in RMNP

Handcracker Direct in Eldo is another fun .10a


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By Holyshootdude
Jul 24, 2013

Cosmsis, west face and west crack. One after the other for a quick fix.. I like blind faith.., Bastille crack of course, lower in grade but classic! Then there is the whole southplatte . I'm just learning.. Is maybe the best cracks, in my modest opinion in Colorado.. Vedavoo is not far.. We are spoiled here in a good way... Climb on


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By goingUp
Jul 27, 2013

speaking of these routes, does anyone have interest in climbing any of these with me this week? tuesday wed, or thursday?


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