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The For Real Canyon

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Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real T 
Chipmunk Route T 
Cooler, The TR 
Futile Attraction T 
In Your Face T 
Is This For Real? T 
Nice Jugs T 
Ramp -o -Stone T 
Real Black Velvet S 
Real Thing, The S 
Reality Check T 
So Wild T 
Super Nova T 
Unknown Arete T 
Unknown Slab/Ramp T 

The For Real Canyon 


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Location: 39.19908, -105.22081 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008
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Description 

The For Real canyon is adjacent to the Quarry Wall around the south shoulder. This canyon is home to many fine routes.


Getting There 

Coming down the hill on the approach the main wall in front of you is The Quarry Wall, just around the south (right) shoulder is The For Real Canyon.


Climbing Season


15 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=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 The For Real Canyon:
Unknown Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Unknown Slab/Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Chipmunk Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Is This For Real?   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
So Wild   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Cooler   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Nice Jugs   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
In Your Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Real Black Velvet   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Super Nova   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Real Thing   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reality Check   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Futile Attraction   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The For Real Canyon
The first moves give this route its name.  Photo by David Russell.

In Your Face 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CO : South Platte : ... : The For Real Canyon
The opening moves on this route are stiff. Great face climbing all the way to the chains. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Route on left is AROUND THE CORNER, right is IS THIS FOR REAL.
Route on left is AROUND THE CORNER, right is IS TH...
Escaping from "the cooler".  photo by K.Mclaughlin
BETA PHOTO: Escaping from "the cooler". photo by K.Mclaughlin
A beautiful winter day in For Real Canyon.  Tina on an unknown 5.7 arete.
A beautiful winter day in For Real Canyon. Tina o...
Glenn Schuler, For Real Canyon.
Glenn Schuler, For Real Canyon.
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By kevin fox
From: parker
May 30, 2011

Looking for the name of the climb that is past Black Velvet and between The Cooler. Climbed a route that had 2 bolts but took small gear in the crack between the bolts. Has one bolt at the top that you can lower off. Interesting climbing. Lots of lichen. Will clean up after more travel....