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Frisky Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.9781, -105.4535 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jim Redo on Oct 23, 2003  with updates from TimPark
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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:

A1. Double Impact, 13, alternate start, 1p, 60', bolts.
A2. 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

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['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',6],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Frisky Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Double Impact   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 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
Rock Climbing Photo: The full moon on The Borg. Photo: Bob Horan Collec...

The Borg 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  CO : Boulder Canyon : Frisky Cliff
This very bouldery route traverses out the massive overhang on the right side of the Frisky Cliff. A stout first dyno and swing, then heelhooks and crimps to a short corner and tricky slab. This route had its 15 minutes of fame when Ben Moon of the UK was photographed for Climbing Magazine in a snowstorm on this route. Some have argued for a harder grade but for today's bouldering mutants this may prove a pleasant morning's outing. Morning shade, well worth the hike....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dan making the crux clip.
Dan making the crux clip.

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