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5.7 Rail Route T,TR 
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Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rope Route) TR 
Juggmo T,TR 
Morrison Solo T,TR 
Nautilus Cave Pitch, The T,S,TR 
Price For Fire, The S 
Sharpe's Arete (aka Thirsty) S 
Tongue, The T 
Unknown Slab route TR 
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Z is Last, But This is First S,TR 
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Morrison Routes  


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Location: 39.6531, -105.1878 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim C on Aug 10, 2010
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Description 

This is a long cliff face on the north side of the town of Morrison. There is a section for all of the amazing bouldering that is there (Morrison Boulders). This is for the trad/sport routes that are there.
The rock type is a hard sandstone and the Crag is Southwest facing, so it gets lots of sun afternoon.

Getting There 

From C-470 take the Morrison Exit West. The crag is right as you enter the town and there is a parking area on the side of the road right where the road splits off with a one way street. The parking is on the one way street.
The approach is steep and very short. There is a path up the hill near a sign at the beginning of the parking area. Or you can follow the road/path east, follow a path up some talus area and end up near the Black Hole boulder area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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 Morrison Routes:
Z is Last, But This is First   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Tongue   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rope Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Nautilus Cave Pitch   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Price For Fire   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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First piece, near the bottom.

The Tongue 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes
Left of the 5.7 Rail Route is a set of discontinuous roofs, the first containing a large, tongue-shaped formation. Climb up through the tongue roof, a roof through a crack, and then into the final dihedral. There is a nice horizontal at the top that takes larger cams....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Morrison Routes Slideshow Add Photo
Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of the Cave Route.
BETA PHOTO: Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of...
Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
Near the top of Nautilus.
Near the top of Nautilus.
I posted this a few years ago, and it seems to be missing.
BETA PHOTO: I posted this a few years ago, and it seems to be ...

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 12, 2012
From the parking, the best trail I found leaves the road near a telephone pole on the east side of the parking.