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Spring Creek  


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 38.756, -106.7702 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on May 30, 2009
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Description 

This area is much cooler that the first buttress area and provides a pleasant alternative on hot days. There is a wide variety of routes here, both sport and trad. The rock is mostly good but the lack of traffic means that routes might have a bit of loose stuff sitting around.

See Malloy's "Gunnison Rock" for more route information.

Getting There 

Spring Creek is the canyon just behind the Harmel's area. From Harmel's (about 7 miles from Almont), turn left (north) on Spring Creek Road. This turn is right at the store. After about 2 miles the road turns dirt - the climbing starts almost immediately after this point.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

18 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Spring Creek:
Car Killer Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Car Killer Buttress
Mountaineer's Route    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Spring Creek Tower
Eagle's Traverse   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   British Invasion Wall
Just say Joe   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Just say Joe Wall
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