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This golden brown, standing wave of rock perches high above Tunnel Six. The rock is excellent. The sport routes and 5.7 crack climb are all fun.
The formation sits high above Tunnel Six and can easily be seen by looking back from a few hundred yards West of the tunnel. Park on the right, West of Tunnel Six. Cross the road and walk West on the road, past the steep hillsides on the left, until you reach a yellow curve ahead cautionary road sign (across the road) where you can head into the forest above. When you reach the old road bed, head back East on it, above the steep hillsides, to its end. Contour East, hop across a boulder, follow cairns East and uphill to the crag. ~15 minutes. Convenient, eh?
This is an beautiful face climb that will test your core, creativity, and crimp strength. Start out by gaining a slopey ledge, and begin the interesting and increasingly difficult movement up wavy black and orange rock. A few moves trending right up a seam will lead you to a decent stance and a chance to size up the crux. Fire through the face on small crimps to get a somewhat decent ledge where you can make the final clip, and get ready for the big toss. Catch a decent hold that is just waiting...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
Just went to this crag today. The approach is a pain in the ass with many opportunities to drop rocks onto cars, also don't be tempted to head straight down the gully to get out, the last 20ft are very sketchy. Fun routes though and no crowds.
Hiked up there today to check it out, although I didn't do any climbing. The rock looks really good, and the routes very interesting! I can't wait to get back up there and climb some of these beauties!
As for the approach, it's really not as bad as the description and comments make it seem: maybe a 15 minute hike and the rock fall potential isn't that bad, although you do need to be mindful. Much better than some other crags that see much more attention like Highlander and the ever-dreaded Table Mountain.
The info on this page is still incorrect, as there are only two bolted routes to the left of Corner Market and four to the right of it.
It seems to me the left to right order of this crag goes: Son, 5.8, gear. Breaking the Mold, 5.12, bolts. Five and Dime, 5.10c, bolts. Corner Market, 5.7, gear. Quick-E-Mart, 5.11a, bolts. Self Serve, 5.10d, bolts. Thank You Come Again, 5.12a/b, bolts. Pump and Run, 5.11d, bolts.
Also the descriptions for the locations of a few of these routes reference route names that are not on this crag, or at least not on this website. Maybe the same routes have been named twice? It'd be nice to clear this up and get the correct info up....
Thanks, Jay. I've made the corrections you suggested to the L to R list and corrected the references to route names in the route locations. Hope I got it right this time. I am psyched to see this great little crag has been getting some more attention! Props on the new routes.
Hit this wall today!!! Sweet private wall, man!! And really the approach is not that bad!! Got up there fast and there are just a few small spots where one needs to careful about knocking rocks down onto the road. If this approach was worked out and on just a bit, this wall would be much more popular!! And now that the new route "Breaking The Mold" has been installed, it's really, really worth the short walk up the hill!! This new line is so good, man. Changes the whole concept of this wall. It's now a must visit!! And the other routes are quality an fun! Great afternoon sun in the winter as well!!! Won't be my last time to this wall.
Went up yesterday and discovered someone had taken the biners off the anchors of Kwik-E-Mart (11b) and thank you come again (12a/b). Because I like the climbs here and think they are of quality, I've installed rappel rings at the anchors of both these routes. Now everyone can enjoy the ease of lowering off.