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While not awe-inspiring, The Sacred Cliffs comprise numerous sandstone blocks and buttresses that form the North-South ridge line of Green Mountain. The rock climbs a lot like Eldorado or Mickey Mouse. Over the last decade close to 50 routes have been installed, without coming close to tapping the full potential of the area. These span the gamut from full trad to fully bolt protected.
The best approach to The Sacred Cliffs is from the West. Take Base Line road out of Boulder for several miles until just before the West plateau, approximately one mile West of the Green Mountain summit ridge. Parking can be had on the roadside near a rough four-wheel road that runs into the housing. Follow this road East, passing several houses, until a poorly marked trail departs due East. Take the trail, The Green Mountain West Ridge Trail, for 3/4 mile. This will deposit you at the North end of the mountain near the true summit (8144ft). Climbing begins several yards South of the summit.
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Catchin' Rays 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CO : Flatirons : ... : Pebble Beach
Older style sport climb (meaning you are doing interesting moves above the bolts) with challenging opening moves to the 1st bolt and then continuous thin edging and pebble pinching. Intimidating runout after 3rd bolt but a hidden ledge halfway to the anchors eases your fears. Good intro to the face climbing to be found on this rock....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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