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The For Real Canyon

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

The For Real Canyon 


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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.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['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:
Is This For Real?   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nice Jugs   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Cooler   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
So Wild   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
In Your Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Real Black Velvet   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reality Check   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Real Thing   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Futile Attraction   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The For Real Canyon
Climber on <a href='/v/futile-attraction/106126187'>Futile Attraction</a> - So Wild is just right on overlaps.

So Wild 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : The For Real Canyon
Hands to wild steep wall. This route is challenging for the grade. As of May 30th 2010 this route now has 2 bolts added. As you exit the crack out right, bolts protect the wild moves onto the ramp. This is one of the best 5.10+/5.11- pitches around. A must do now that the bolts make it sane. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of The For Real Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
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....