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North of Town Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',8],['5.9',6],['5.10',17],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North of Town

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North of Town:
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : The Needle
BS Too?   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 40'    Box Canyon
West of Africa   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
Steel Nuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'    Box Canyon
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
Left Hand   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Seedhouse Crag : Upper Crag
Twin Cracks   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
The Pillar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
MF'r   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Seedhouse Crag : Upper Crag
Foot in Mouth   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
The Black Roof   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
Step Right   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'    Box Canyon
The Gnome   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Seedhouse Crag : Lower Crag
Pink Panther   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
Bad Blood   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Wall Mart
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off)   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Hole in the Wall Canyon : Shield of the Titans
Cougar Bait   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cougar : Main Amphitheater
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