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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'
Round The Corner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Chewbacca 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Crack of Mind 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Lago 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Attica 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Tobacco Road 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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'
Orange Peel 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'
Reptilicus (The Crock) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Javelin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Cello 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Superfresh 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Salvation 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Where Eagles Dare 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Tick Fever 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Superfresh 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c CO : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : Cracked Canyon
In my opinion, this is the best climb in Cracked Canyon. This climb has it all, balance, technique, strength, and great gear. Follow up a beautiful, blank, right-facing dihedral (with the left side slightly overhanging). This route bounces around through the first 1/2, sometimes all on the face to the right, most of the time right in the dihedral. After the lower section is completed, break left (or go straight up for more style points) on a weakness in the dihedral. Stand on a great rest l...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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