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Randall's Badger Sanctuary aka Spider Den

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Randall's Badger Sanctuary aka Spider Den Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 38.0183, -107.68 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bryan Gilmore on Jul 9, 2011
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This crag is great, is north-facing, has all day shade, and is gently overhanging sport climbing.


A. Handcrack, 5, gear.

B. The Jackal, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. The Fearless Animal, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. The Honey Badger, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Larva, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.

F. Randall's Shaft, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. La Arana, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.

Getting There 

Head right on 7th Ave., left on Oak St., right on Queen St., left on S. Pinecrest, and go all the way to the Twin Peaks trailhead. Park, walk ~30 seconds up the two-track, and find a trail leading down talus to the obvious wall at the bottom of hill.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

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Rock Climbing Photo: J.W. on the Fearless Animal with M.P. topping out ...

The Fearless Animal 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Randall's Badger Sanctuary ...
This route has been referred to as the most fearless route in all of Ouray County. Now, the Fearless Animal has a fairly long ramp with lots of bolts allowing you to clip freely, and it has a hard bouldery crux, FYI. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Bryan Gilmore
From: Ridgway, CO
Jul 10, 2011
Just a heads up, all draws and lowering biners were stolen over the last two days. So, instead of being able to show up and send - you'll need to bring your own snap-links. The lame asses took everything except the one sling that I wrenched the quicklink on, but they did take the clipping biner off. LAME.
By chris righter
Jul 11, 2011
Hey Pierce. What routes did you bolt and red point at this crag?
By chris righter
Jul 11, 2011
It used to be called the Spider Den, until the Honey Badger came, and after being stung like a thousand times, he took it over. He doesn't give a Sh@#! The Honey Badger takes what it wants. FYI.
By pierceadams
From: Santa Fe NM
Jul 23, 2011
Whoa, sorry about the late night drunken typing. Me and one of the bolters were kinda riled up late one night. I forgot about all this until a friend mentioned it at the bar. I apologize for being offensive, (I have that effect sometimes). As for the routes, the only FA I have at that crag is a gnarly handcrack around the left side. And by gnarly, I mean POS, rubble-filled 5.5. There might still be a purple sling and a locker I left up there, free booty if you find it. 'Biner is probably still good. Anyway, good on you for setting routes in the neighborhood, a lot of people around here appreciate it. I don't think I know you, Randall, but I apologize. I owe you a beer.
By Steven VanSickle
From: Ouray, Co
Jul 17, 2013
This place is awesome!

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