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Frisky Cliff  


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.9781, -105.4535 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This cliff offers four sport climbs and one old Dan Hare gear route. Morning/early afternoon shade gives good sending temps to these 5.13- and up sport routes. Probably too cold in winter so the best time to climb here is spring, summer, or fall.

L->R these may be:

A. Van Damage, 13-, 1p, 45', bolts.
B. The Orb, 13-, 1p, 40', bolts.
C1. Sinopia, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts.
C2. Sin Gaz, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
D. Con Gaz, 1p, 60'.
E. Last Tango, 10, 1p, gear.
F. Frisky, 10-, 1p, gear.
G. The Borg, 13, 1p, 70', bolts.
H. Rumors of Glory, 13, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

I always park at "Castle Rock" (10-11 miles up the canyon). An alternative is to park at the chipped park,...er excuse me the Sport Park. Either way it's probably best to warm up at either crag. To approach the crag from the Castle, cross the little bridge just downriver from Country Club Crack. Once across follow a faint trail up past the cliff on your left (the Broken Cliff, I believe) to a flat aqueduct trail. Head west around the corner for about .5 miles. A pleasent hike with great views of the Castle. You will also pass the "Mountain Rose" cliff once on the aqueduct trail. Don't confuse these slabs with the Frisky Cliff routes. Steep bolted routes on your left is the big indication that you have reached your destination.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Frisky Cliff:
Sin Gaz   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sinopia   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Van Damage   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Orb   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Frisky Cliff
Ted Lanzano just after the final throw.

Rumors of Glory 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  CO : Boulder Canyon : Frisky Cliff
Rumors of Glory ascends the overhang on the far right side of Frisky Cliff (just to the right of the Borg). This climb is only about 10 moves long and more like a V7/8 boulder problem. While the climbing is pretty casual for the first half of the overhang, the latter part is bouldery and a bit heady, especially the final throw to the lip. Even though there is a chipped hold, "Rumors" is a lot of fun and makes for a great summer climb. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Dan making the crux clip.
Dan making the crux clip.

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