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This crag gets sun all day basically. It is not crowded at all, we saw no evidence of people climbing it lately. The rock is limestone, I am pretty sure.
Park near the Yampa Vapor Caves, west of the Hot Springs pool. Head east on the path for about a mile, then go left on a steep spur road that branches off just before the main path crosses over I-70. After another quarter mile, just after the road veers east way from the drainage, find a subtle path that leads directly up the hill to the cave, or continue on to the water tower. From the water tower, follow a trail that contours below a short cliff band. There are several bolted slab routes and some short unclimbed possibilities before you reach the cave.
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Climb right from the ledge, clipping the first bolt on the Unknown Grey Slab. Move up and left, clipping the next bolt where the angle steepens. You may want to back clean the first bolt after getting the second clipped. Above, climb on beautiful grey limestone. Make use of the crack feature on the right. Move left at about the 4th bolt to gain the face above. The angle lessens, but the climbing is more difficult and thoughtful as you make slabby limestone moves that aren't always o...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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