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Transmitter Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.88771, -106.1382 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Stephen Nance on Aug 29, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Transmitter Tower ~ view just below Split Rock


Hidden crag just past Split Rock. Walk straight past Split, up the hill, and back down again. Keep walking till you see the most obvious "pile of rock". It doesn't look good from a distance, but it is some of the best, if not THE best rock in the valley.

Getting There 

Walk past Split Rock, just behind it. Walk 3-5 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Transmitter Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Transmitter Tower:
I Can Hear You Now!   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
For The Money   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Auto Smiler   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Analog or Digital   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Transmitter Trader   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Coax Trax   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Coax Trax 5.10c.

Coax Trax 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Buena Vista : Transmitter Tower
This is one of the best, if not the best route, in Buena Vista. The rock quality is beautiful. Start under a bulge, and pull up into a face climbing mecca of crimps, and ledges....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 29, 2006
THE place to go for a quick fix: easy, and quick to get to, yet still secluded, beautiful view, and fun long moderate climbs..... doesn't get much better!
By Jimbo
Aug 15, 2008
Combined with Split Rock, you can a have full, fun and varied day of climbing. Then head to the river and drift a dry/dropper for those big brooks or browns. Colorado is so cool!!!
By Lee Jenkins
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
Apr 27, 2009
Directions from BV. Take County Road 371 (Colorado road) North for a few miles. Make a right onto CR-375 just before the tunnels, go up the hill via a couple switchbacks, pass the Turtle Rock area (primitive camping) on the left and CR-376 on the right. You will soon come to Split rocks which has formations on both sides of the road. Park here then head North past Split rocks for ~ a 10 minute bushwack/walk to Transmitter Tower (see beta photo).
By Bryson F
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 4, 2015
38.88771, -106.1382.

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