A cool summer hang and a good destination on rainy days, this steep wall will keep you occupied for a couple of trips anyway. The rock faces east and is in the trees so it never gets too hot and the big overhang offers shelter if one of those summer thunderstorms rolls in. the routes are all one pitch, but range from 50' to about 90'. There are a couple of 5.11 warm ups and mostly 5.12s, with one project still being worked. Enjoy a little crank dujuor....
See the directions for the Crag Ranch for more details on how to find the trail down from the firetower. Follow the Crag Ranch Trail down to the point where the trail goes left through a squeeze between a large spruce tree and a boulder and go right downhill instead of going left. Just below another large boulder trend slightly right to the indistinct rib which is followed straight downhill to the Cafe.
A. Blood Monkey, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Crank Du Jour, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Oldtimey Eleven, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
D. Crimp Scampi, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
6 Total Routes
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Crank Du Jour 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO
: South Platte
: ... : The Hangdog Cafe
Hangdog Cafe really splits into three main features as you look at it. There is a massive roof in the middle, with mostly vertical walls on either side. Crank Du Jour is on the right side of the vertical wall to the left of the massive roof. From left to right, it is the second route on the crag.This route is really all about a burly boulder problem between the first and second bolts. Puzzle it out and the route is yours - after the steep crux, the route turns to pleasant 5.11 vertical climbi...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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