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Coal Creek Canyon

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Mystery Crag 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Homestead Trail
Some rocks and roots, but another nice and easy intermediate option. Near Castle Rock, CO
Sandy Wash
A Buffalo Creek favorite - downhill the whole way with good flow! Near Castle Rock, CO
Heil Ranch
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Ponderosa Loop
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Wild Turkey Trail
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Super Betasso/Benjamin
Perhaps the most classic mountain bike ride within spitting distance of downtown Boulder. Near Boulder, CO
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Coal Creek Canyon 


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BETA PHOTO: "Mystery Crag" near the Wondervu Cafe in Coal Cree...

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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


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John Shaft shown by green arrow and line.

John Shaft 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  CO : Coal Creek Canyon : ... : Shaft
The moves at the first 4 bolts are thin and the feet are hard to come by, no doubt the crux comes right off the deck. The route becomes easier, and it backs off for 20 feet. The final 3 bolts have thin, hard crimping again, there is an awesome pinching on long horizontal rail at the top out.There is a total of nine bolts, with 2 chain anchors. The anchors are not easily reached from the top of the crag, meaning a TR is challenging without first leading....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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