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By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2008
|To get to the face take 371 to 375 and follow 375 for about 2.7 miles. Turn right onto 375a. Cross over 4 mile creek and keep left on the road. This road will veer away from the creek. Stay on this road for about 5 miles and always keep left at the forks in the road. The road will pass right in front of the face. Park where you wish and hike up about 20-30 minutes to the base of Davis face. I do not believe there is an established trail so wear good shoes. 375 is a dirt road with a lot ups and downs. A 4WD vehicle is not necessary if the weather is good but you may want a high clearance vehicle for the drive.|
Jan 9, 2009
We put up two routes on this face back in 2001 as well. Not as clean as this listed route but worth doing if you need somthing else to do.
One route started down and right of the standard route under a big capped roof that can be climbed and escaped left. The line pretty much tells you where to go from there.
The line on the left was a bit more obscure, so I won't give directions on that :)
Fun face to get out, away and up.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 5, 2009
|In case you're driving in at night, the last road you turn left on before reaching the parking for Davis Face is marked as 373A. If driving in during the day you can see the face so this is not an issue.|
By Mike Soucy
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 13, 2009
Another route on the face starts just left of the Carter Classic and goes at .10a.
Look for a bolt 30' up or so on the slab. Follow .9 friction past bolts, supplemented with small cams to a bolted belay just left of CC.
P2 goes up and right from belay over a small roof, then following cracks to another bolted belay, .9+.
P3 trends up and right again clipping bolts along an overlap with a couple of .10a moves. An excellent pitch. Follow this to where it intersects w/ CC and finish or rap.
This is an old route that had its bolts upgraded in 2007. FA, name or original rating unknown.
Carry single set stoppers, sm/med cams, along with draws.
Several more new, high quality mixed gear routes are currently being rediscovered/developed on this wall by Ark Valley folks. Stay tuned.
By Lee Jenkins
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
Jul 15, 2009
Why don't you go ahead and add the route left of CC to the route database? Just call it "unknown to the left of CC" or something like that.
Look forward to seeing more lines added to this great face!
By chad beckelhymer
From: Buena Vista
May 8, 2014
|I don't know where there lines are at, but my dad said he put up a .10 and an .11 or maybe hard .10 in the early/mid-'90s. I can try to ask and see where they are located on the wall. It could be the .10a you are talking about for one of them, 'cause he said he put in some belay anchors....|
By Ralph Swansen
From: Denver CO
Oct 4, 2015
|The directions leave out that when Rd 375a ends, stay left onto Trail 373. When 373 is approaching the base of the rock, a right turn down a hill will take you to a parking lot that is the closest to the base with an established trail to the rock. There is another parking lot on the right side of 373 a little past the aforementioned turn off with a slightly longer approach. The drive from BV takes a good 30+ minutes to the base of the rock.|
By Simon Kwok
Jun 4, 2016
|It's a long bumpy way in. Hope you have a car with high clearance, since we saw another car parked at the base of the climb with their under guard shield hanging, and we did a bit of damage to our vehicle as well. There's a bump just before the right turn on 273 that has a rock on it, so be careful with that. There's also a big stream puddle right after the turn. We parked just before the turn and the puddle, and it wasn't really that much further.|