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Mystery Crag


Mystery Crag 


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Elevation: 8,700'
Location: 39.92925, -105.39779 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: chris harkness on Jan 14, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: "Mystery Crag" from Signal Rock (across the street...

Description 

This is an incredible crag with beautiful views of the Indian Peaks near the top of Coal Creek Canyon. It is about 200' tall, 2,000' long, and 45 degrees overhanging in parts. The entire crag and access to it are in the Roosevelt National Forest.

There are about 15 bolted routes that appear to be in the 5.10-5.13 range. There are several more routes that could still be bolted here, along with potential for some traditional lines in the 5.6-5.11 range.

If anyone has any information on this crag (name, developers, routes), please post here and I will rename it accordingly.


Getting There 

From Boulder, drive South 10 miles or from Golden, drive north on CO 93, and go West on Coal Creek Canyon Road (CO Hwy 72). Go 11 miles to the Wondervu Cafe on the left. From the cafe, drive 0.9 miles further West on CO Hwy 72, and park on the right side of the road at a left switchback.

This is in Roosevelt National Forest. Follow a trail marked with blue dots which will lead you right to the base of the crag. It's a beautiful 20 minute hike.

Alternate approach: due to the recent incident with tire slashing at the main trailhead, there is an alternate approach to the crag. It's not as good, but your car won't be messed with. People can email me if they'd like more information.


Warning 

Eds. There have been some instances of slash tires from the locals.




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The main crag. The trail leads right to here.
BETA PHOTO: The main crag. The trail leads right to here.
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BETA PHOTO: to be developed....
This is a vertical profile of the overhanging section of the crag. There are several bolted routes that lead through this overhang.
BETA PHOTO: This is a vertical profile of the overhanging sect...
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BETA PHOTO: to be developed....
This boulder is 10 minutes in and right along the trail. It has a nice flat landing and could host 4-5 good quality problems around 15' tall.
BETA PHOTO: This boulder is 10 minutes in and right along the ...
to be developed....
BETA PHOTO: to be developed....
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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jan 14, 2014

Some nice steep routes there, huh?

By chris harkness
Jan 16, 2014

Yes. I'm just waiting for it to warm up a bit to start doing some exploring.