Spring Creek Rock Climbing
Spring Creek Tower.
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.
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 For the Gunnison area.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Spring Creek
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spring Creek:
Featured Route For Spring Creek
Loose Canon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: ... : Pirate Wall
This is the right route on the wall. It starts with 2 black bolts and is obvious. Good climb and very well-bolted. There are some decent rests as well as a little knee bar at the third bolt which isn't really needed but fun. There is potential for placing gear on the last part of the climb, as it is a great finger crack. So bring some cams if you're into that sort of thing. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO