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Cracked Canyon is the place to go for a high concentration of quality routes. There is a good selection of routes in the 5.6 to 5.11 range. Out of the 80 routes in the canyon, there are classic routes at every grade. Pirouette 5.7, Chewbacca 5.8, Summertime 5.9+, Orange Peel 5.10, Javelin 5.11... Most of the routes are around 80ft long. Pick up a copy of Telluride Rocks at a local climbing shop for route descriptions and maps.
Park 100 yards past the Post Office and find a climbers trail that leads to the talus. Follow the talus up the steep slope towards the obvious canyon to the right of the main wall. Be careful on the loose rock in the canyon, it is probably best to leave Spot at home.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cracked Canyon:
Easy Money 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Pirouette 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Dog Leg 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Crack of Mind 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Chewbacca 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Attica 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Summertime 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Free Box 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Air Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b X TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Orange Peel 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Javelin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Cello 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tick Fever 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Where Eagles Dare 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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Tick Fever 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 CO : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : Cracked Canyon
Excellent, trad, sport route. You place some gear and clip some bolts, there is an early crux where you leave the crack/groove and grab some great incut edges, then return to the crack, dribble in some gear step up and clip another bolt, then an unter-grabben to some crimps (late crux), stand up and try to get a piece in the flare or with only another body length to go...maybe just punch it....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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