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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!
Natalie D.
Joined Jul 19, 2013
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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
Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Joined May 9, 2010
174 points
Jul 22, 2013
I haven't done much in CO, but P3 of this route is great.
mountainproject.com/v/pear-but...
Chad Koch
From Mission Hill,SD
Joined Jul 1, 2010
2 points
Jul 22, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
Tyrel Fuller wrote:
Turkey Rocks

yup
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,757 points
Jul 22, 2013
Kloof at night!
White lightning (aka Hand Crack) in eldo is fun. Short on the hands, but still fun-10a WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
222 points
Jul 22, 2013
Center Route at the Spires is hard to beat anywhere. AOSR
From Wherever we park!
Joined Jul 12, 2008
352 points
Jul 22, 2013
AOSR wrote:
Center Route at the Spires is hard to beat anywhere.

True that yo!!
Travkrack
From Alaska
Joined Mar 17, 2013
7 points
Jul 23, 2013
Vedawoo after school
Vedawoo is only 2 hours from denver and it is full of moderate cracks of all sizes. Tmarsh
From Lakewood
Joined Sep 9, 2012
20 points
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! Natalie D.
Joined Jul 19, 2013
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Jul 23, 2013
Morning Glory Arch
I went to turkey rock this weekend, it is full of moderate hand cracks! Especially turkey perch. Josh Schutz
From Estes Park and Telluride, Colo
Joined Jun 7, 2012
67 points
Jul 23, 2013
RCC@50+ Photo courtesy CO Crack Gear
Strawberry Jam at Vedauwoo and Green Spur in Eldo'. I did these solo years ago and recall them as pretty jammin'... RobC2
Joined Mar 9, 2009
168 points
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-


mountainproject.com/v/escalant...

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.
Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
183 points
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!). Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Joined May 9, 2010
174 points
Jul 23, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
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"
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,757 points
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- mountainproject.com/v/escalant... 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.
Sir Spanxalot
Joined Aug 7, 2012
5 points
Jul 23, 2013
Mashers Tower
Ryan N wrote:
I feel bad mentioning this place because the first rule about it is DON'T MENTION IT.


Hmmmm
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
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...
Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
183 points
Jul 23, 2013
Big Bend
Really? Don't get too offended by a dude whose user name is Wanksalot. Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Joined May 9, 2010
174 points
Jul 23, 2013
another day in RMNP
Handcracker Direct in Eldo is another fun .10a Nodin deSaillan
From Boulder
Joined Mar 11, 2013
85 points
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 Holyshootdude
Joined Jul 7, 2012
15 points
Jul 27, 2013
speaking of these routes, does anyone have interest in climbing any of these with me this week? tuesday wed, or thursday? goingUp
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