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This area offers some pretty good sport climbing from 5.6 to 5.12 with most routes falling in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. All of the cliffs face south, but their aspects vary from slightly east to slightly west so finding shade is still possible. Rock quality also varies but is generally really good especially on the more popular routes.
This group of cliffs is located about 10 miles east of Aspen and has three separate parking areas depending on which walls your trying to get to. Parking for most of the climbs is on the north side of the road just before the MM 52 sign.
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Baba Fats 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CO : Independence Pass : ... : Greg's Cliff
Baba Fats is on the left side of Greg's Cliff. The approach trail will drop you right in front of the route.A classic route! Although there are rests, the route is deceptively overhanging and strenuous. Follow the black streak in the rock, starting at a small slabby section. The climbing is primarily face climbing on horizontal holds. The crux is a long , strenuous section in the middle of the route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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