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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Blood Monkey 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
: South Platte
: ... : The Hangdog Cafe
This is a pumpy overhanging climb that packs a lot of punch for only being 50 feet tall. It overhangs gently for about 30 feet of 5.11 climbing until you hit a tricky crux (12a). Then the route gets even steeper as you punch through a 5.11 roof. Good stone and lots of fun!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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