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Coal Creek Canyon

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6th Flatiron (Blue Mountain Dr.) 
Echo Canyon (aka The Scoop) 
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Coal Creek Canyon Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Echo Canyon near the Wondervu Cafe in Coal Creek C...


Coal Creek Canyon (CO Hwy 72) is mostly private property but is host to at least one great crag at the top of the canyon that will be worth the drive.

Eds. There are various crags like Wonderland, Pinecliffe (perhaps now closed?), Forsythe Rock, Twin Sisters' three crags, The Shaft, Blue Mountain (most, if not all, on private land), and The Scoop/Echo Canyon. There are plenty of additional chunks of rock that may require careful map inspection to find legal access.

Getting There 

Drive South from Boulder 10 miles or north from Golden on CO Hwy 93, and go west on CO Hwy 72.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 1.9 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling through first of 3 roofs.

Can You Dig It? 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Coal Creek Canyon : ... : Shaft
There are great holds through the first roof. The route becomes easier. At second roof, there is slightly harder crimping. The route backs off to easy 5th Class. The third roof has harder crimping.There are a total of ten bolts, with 2 chain anchors. The anchors easily are reached from the top of the crag, so a TR is possible without leading....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Scoop in better lighting.
The Scoop in better lighting.
Rock Climbing Photo: Forsythe Rock draws the eye. There is at least one...
Forsythe Rock draws the eye. There is at least one...
Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Sisters. This too has at least a route going ...
Twin Sisters. This too has at least a route going ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wonderland enjoyed from afar.   Hopefully the next...
Wonderland enjoyed from afar. Hopefully the next...

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