Der Freischutz Rock Climbing
Group solo up Der Freischutz.
This serenely situated formation is host to three short and sweet routes on its southwest face. All you'll need is a half dozen draws and some small TCUs and nuts to protect this trio of "restday favorites". The rock bites back a bit, but it's a worthy trade off for the stellar moves and scenic backdrop (bring the camera for this one!). The routes receive afternoon sunlight and can be rappelled to the west on a set of anchors. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll!
In addition, there are south-facing and some non-descript East Face slab routes here.
Der Freischutz is located on Dinosaur Mtn. Park at NCAR Mesa and take the Mallory Cave Trail up past the Dinosuar Egg and Der Zerkle to the base of the east face slab of The Hand. Take a faint trail up a rocky and wooded gully into the corridor between The Hand (north side) and Der Freischutz (south side). When the south side opens up into a stellar view of Bear Canyon the climbs can be found above an idyllic flat boulder at the base of the southwest face. Enjoy!
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Der Freischutz
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Der Freischutz:
Free Shot 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
Drugs 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Der Freischutz
Fat Elvis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
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With the routes Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll right here, it should be no surprise that Fat Elvis was lurking around the corner. The upper half also reminded me of Velvet Elvis, with a rising traverse above an overhang, only easier. Train for this one with a strict regimen of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches, and try not to die on the toilet until you climb this!The first half chases 4 bolts up...[more] Browse More Classics in CO