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Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks

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A Side Crack 
B Side Crack 
Buffalo Creek Spire T 
Buffalo Creek Spire South Face 
Classic Arete 
deGaulle's Nose aid route T 
deGaulle's Nose free route T 
Fear of Slabs 
One Last Fix T 
Shotgun Express T 
Smoke a Fatty T,TR 
Unknown 
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Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Allen Hill on Aug 30, 2007
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Description 

These two rocks are interesting diversions.

Getting There 

For deGaulle's Nose go one half mile on FR 550. Park where the Colorado Trail crosses the road. Walk up the hill to the rock. Five minute approach.

For the Buffalo Creek Spire drive on FR 500 till it meets FR 543 (now closed) Park and walk about a mile to the rock. It's right off the road

Climbing Season

For the Buffalo Creek area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks:
A Side Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   
Smoke a Fatty   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+     Trad, TR, Boulder, 20'   
deGaulle's Nose free route   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Base of route.

Shotgun Express 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks
This is a short, thin, trad crack close to FS 550. I named it Shotgun Express because it is short and I found a shotgun shell at the base. If you know the real name and FA info, please e-mail. I find it hard to believe I got the FA, since it is so close to the road. I found this boulder after getting lost trying to find A-hole rock. While some may consider it a high-ball boulder problem, it is better led. The bottom doesn't lend itself to a crash pad and the crux is at the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Kaplan enjoying the crowd free bouldering.
Jason Kaplan enjoying the crowd free bouldering.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Anyone know if this formation has any routes? I ha...
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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 30, 2007
This area has some good fun boulder problems both crack and slab.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 30, 2007
The slab under and right of the nose is a perfect place for people who aspire to do the real hard Platte face climbs to practice. Bring a pad.
By Jeff Bryan
From: Cortez, co
Jul 24, 2008
I have bouldered here for years. I am sure no where near as long as A.H. A great deal of fun problems exist. I take the 5 year old here often. I added a few more photos.
By Jeff Bryan
From: Cortez, co
Sep 21, 2008
If anyone is interested in helping me do a clean up here, I will dispose of the garbage we collect. I am thinking of getting it done in the next two weeks. 1 or 2 people would be a great help.
Thanks,
JB

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