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North of Town 


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Description 

This section contains climbs that are located north of the Steamboat area. Most of the climbing is accessed via Seedhouse Road, just north of Clark.


Getting There 

Go west on US Highway 40 and right onto 129 at the stoplight by 7-11. There will be a sign directing to Hahn's Peak and Steamboat Lake. Drive this 20 miles or so to Clark.


37 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North of Town:
Seedhouse Boulder (Northwest Flake)   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 14'   Seedhouse Camp Boulder
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : The Needle
Steel Nuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'    Box Canyon
West of Africa   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
Left Hand   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Seedhouse Crag : Upper Crag
Twin Cracks   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
The Pillar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
MF'r   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Seedhouse Crag : Upper Crag
Foot in Mouth   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
The Black Roof   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
The Gnome   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
Name Unknown   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
Bad Blood   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Wall Mart
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Featured Route For North of Town
The classic route up The Needle.

The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
This is the classic line up The Needle. Cruiser climbing and airy exposure make this a great first multi-pitch trad lead or follow, not to mention a fun rappel.P1: Start at the base of the Needle. Stay left and follow blocky features that offer good pro to a small roof. This roof offers good pro and a fun move, but can also be circumvented. Belay 25 to 40 feet below the big roof (5.7). P2: Either climb the well-protected roof (5.8) or go around right to the southeast side of The Needle (5.7). En...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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