Main Elk Crag Rock Climbing
This crag gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Its good seasons are spring, late fall, and winter. The rock is a limestone/quartzite/sandstone mix. It can definitely get crowded, but sometimes you'll be there alone.
A. Mint Jelly
, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
B. Super Size Me
, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Eight Days On The River
, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
D. Jewel Rosena
, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
, 10c, 1p, 80', bolts
F. Black Ball Retriever
, 12c, 1p, 70', bolts.
, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. Corn Fritter, 10-.
I. Giblet Gravy
, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Fresh Fried Chicken
, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Fried Lizard Gizzard
, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
, 11, 1p, 100', bolts.
, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
M. T-Rex, ?.
N. Limp Lizard
, 12b/c, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. Split Lizard, 10+, gear & bolts.
P. Bolted Route, ?.
Once at the most left route at Pup Tent, follow the trail west till it bends around a corner.
Climbing Season For the Main Elk Creek area.
Weather station 13.6 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Elk Crag
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Main Elk Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Elk Crag:
Mint Jelly 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Mongrels 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Patchouli 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Triceratops 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Limp Lizard 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For Main Elk Crag
Velociraptor 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO
: Glenwood Springs
: ... : Main Elk Crag
Start on small horizontal ledges to the first bolt. Then follow a discontinuous crack system up changing corners. The technical crux is at a right-facing corner near the 4th bolt. About halfway up, continue by pulling over a bulge into a left-facing dihedral, and step out left on slab under another mini-bulge. The final slab is protected by 3 bolts to a corner with a layback crack and stemming to the anchor. The route is continuous and LONG but has 2-3 decent resting spots along the way. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO