Clay Creek Crag Rock Climbing
Clay Creek Crag is a great year round climbing area with 50+ routes, from easy to hard. The best routes are the harder ones, but beginners will have fun here, also. It is beautiful sandstone climbing, mostly sport. 8 quickdraws are recommended, with some trad: 2 sets of nuts and cams recommended.
Go West on CO 145 towards Norwood. Take a right at the bottom of Norwood Hill, just before the bridge on Forest Service Road 510 (530?). After driving 4.3 miles up this road, park in the large turnout on the left side of road. The trail to crag is across the road. It is a 15 minute approach.
Climbing Season For the Telluride/Norwood area area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Clay Creek Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Clay Creek Crag:
Big Boy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Hang Loose 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Dr. Evil 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Clay Creek Crag
By Sam A.
From: San Antonio, TX
Jul 30, 2013
Tried to go to Clay Creek Crag this morning (7/30/2013). Had to turn around on FS 510 due to the road being washed out with deep mud across the road. Our vehicle was not equipped to attempt to cross it.
By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Jun 11, 2014
The old guidebook said to take FS 510, but the directions given on this website directs you to FS 530, which is the correct way to the crag. If you are watching your odometer, the pullout is closer to 4 miles from the pavement.