Here is a shot of the cliff, with Bert leading But...
The Cliffs of Insanity are located to the east of the Sentinel. There is a good mix of sport climbs in the 5.8-5.12 range. There is also a OW test piece that might chew you up and spit you out. (Prepare to Die, 5.10d) The SW face gets great late afternoon sun for those cold winter days. There is still little lichen on most routes due to the light traffic.
Giants and six fingered men have been known to hang out here, so be careful.
Park at a pullout on the left after 4.4 miles in the canyon (mile maker 28 6/10). Cross the river and hike towards the Sentinel for ~75 feet. Traverse east on an obivous ledge system below the Sentinel. Hike slowly up the hill until a trail below the cliff is gained. Ascend a 800 foot knotted rope to the top of the cliff.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
5 Total Routes
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Butter Cup 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
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Butter Cup climbs the SW face of the cliff to the top the arete climb, "The Princess Tried, 5.11b". The climbing has great position and exposure in the caynon. There are a handful of what do I do here moments, but nothing too hard. End at a two bolt anchor on the left and rap 90ft to the ground. You will need to hike around the base to reach your packs....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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