This rock is about 150 feet high and currently has about five routes on it, none are bolted. Most are about 5.9 and one pitch long. There is a walk-off on the back side. Access can be limited during raptor nesting season.
From the new parking lot, take the west trail towards the old Twin Owls parking lot ~0.6 miles. Then, head towards Batman Rock, try to find a trail that cuts off to the right well below the crag. Christmas Crag is at the same elevation as Checkerboard Rock, but on the right side of the trail. It takes about 10-15 minutes from the old parking lot & probably 30-35 minutes from the new parking lot.
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Tree Crack 5.5 Trad, 2 pitches, 160 feet
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Tree Crack 5.5 CO : Lumpy Ridge : Christmas Crag
Start in the crack directly below the tree. Follow the crack up to the tree and continue to the roof. The crack gets much larger above the tree and it may be easier to make a short belay from the tree first. When you get to the roof, the route traverses to the right until you get to some large boulders that can be down climbed on the far side of the gully. There is a crack along the traverse that makes it easily protected....[more] Browse More Classics in CO