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Ocelot Cliffs

Ocelot Cliffs Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.59266, -105.30366 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 16, 2013  with updates from Jeremy Hakes
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After almost grounding out Ocelot Cliff, 1978.

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Description 

This is an organizational entry to facilitate additional information on this cliff.

There are at least 40 routes here on this granitic crag. The development started in the 1970s.

Allen Hill, Greg Lomme, and Chuck Grossman are some of the original pioneers for this area. Apparently, subsequently, the area became part of the Denver Mountain Parks system and thus was effectively closed to climbing. Bummer!

Routes here included Weebles Wobble, 9+; Half-Nazi, 6; Groove, 7; Groover Control, 9; Birth Control (sp?), 6; Mitten Direct, 10; Doggie, 8; Weebles Wiggle, 10. Also there are Estrogen Cracks, 6; Cerebral Fluid, 7; Cheeses of Nazareth, 11; Electroshock Therapy, 9; Barakiner Exsurprise, 10.

Getting There 

This is near CO 73 & North Turkey Creek Rd. south of Evergreen. From Denver, head west on US 285, go north on N. Turkey Creek. Then, just dream of the potential enjoyment of the public land here...and quietly walk away. Per Jeremy Hakes: the area can be easily accessed by an easement immediately north of the Marshdale Elementary school. Locals use the area for hiking extensively.

Regulations 

Per Jeremy Hakes: this is Denver Mountain Park property and therefore climbing is punishable by a $999 fine or 6 months in jail.

Climbing Season

For the Morrison/Evergreen area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: Ocelot.
Ocelot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hard face top rope at Ocelot.
Hard face top rope at Ocelot.
Rock Climbing Photo: First ascent of "Cheeses of Nazareth" 5....
First ascent of "Cheeses of Nazareth" 5....
Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhere at Ocelot.
Somewhere at Ocelot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Future uber hardman Greg Lomme in his signature sw...
Future uber hardman Greg Lomme in his signature sw...
Rock Climbing Photo: North buttress of Ocelot Cliffs.
North buttress of Ocelot Cliffs.
Rock Climbing Photo: Grossman at Ocelot, 1978.
Grossman at Ocelot, 1978.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tube chock at Ocelot.
Tube chock at Ocelot.
Rock Climbing Photo: South buttress of Ocelot Cliff.
South buttress of Ocelot Cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: A very young Chuck Grossman at Ocelot 1978 or so.
A very young Chuck Grossman at Ocelot 1978 or so.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocelot Cliffs panoramic.
Ocelot Cliffs panoramic.

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Apr 10, 2013
Seems to me that people ought to know that Ocelot is part of the Denver Mountain Park deal, therefore climbing is prohibited.
By George Bracksieck
Jul 6, 2013
I climbed there in the early '70s. There was no route info at the time.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 7, 2013
Even if for posterity's sake, it would be nice to document the lines that had been ascended here.
By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
Jan 3, 2016
This area can be seen but not climbed by visiting the Marshdale Elementary School. Climbing is clearly posted by Denver Mountain Parks as the usual $999 fine or 6 months in jail or both.

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