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Spring Creek Rock Climbing 


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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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Spring Creek Tower.

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

24 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Spring Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spring Creek:
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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Featured Route For Spring Creek
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Loose Canon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : Gunnison : ... : 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

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