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Areas in Buffalo Creek

Almost Asshole Rock 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Asshole Rock 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Baron's Estate 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Castle, The 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Da Butts 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Firewalker Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Gnome Dome 6 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Humphrey's Dome 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Little Scraggy Dome 8 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks 6 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 12
Skinner Mountain 5 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Skinner Mountain Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Top Of The World 24 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 24
Twisted Sisters, The 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 7,063 ft
GPS: 39.378, -105.26 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Getting There

Basically, Buffalo Creek is a small burg in between Deckers and Pine on CO 126. The Buffalo Creek area is scattered and a bit confusing with many forest roads and dead ends in the area. It may be best to beg, borrow, or steal a guidebook with a good map of the area. Skinner Mountain, however, is easy to find. Just drive South from Pine (or North from Deckers) on CO 126 until you reach the Kelsey Campground. Park on the road outside the campground unless you want to pay the fee, and then hike West for about 15 minutes on an indistinct trail marked by the occasional cairn. This trail will deposit you about 50 feet above the start of Wally World. Skinner, and the rest of the rocks in the Buffalo Creek area, contains the usual S. Platte mix of quality cracks, less-than quality cracks, and runout slabs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Buffalo Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
A Side Crack
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Southeast Gully
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lookatdat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fun Climb 101
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cardiac Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Central Corner
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nazi's Demise
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Wiggins Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Throne Room
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Craggy Tur
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+
Smoke a Fatty
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rapunzel
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
deGaulle's Nose free route
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Side Crack Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks V0- 4- Boulder
Southeast Gully Castle 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Lookatdat Skinner Mtn 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun Climb 101 Top Of The World > Ragnarok 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Cardiac Crack Asshole Rock 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Central Corner Skinner Mtn 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10 Castle 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Nazi's Demise Da Butts 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Wiggins Route Castle 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Throne Room Castle 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Two Jews Blues Little Scraggy Dome 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Craggy Tur Little Scraggy Dome 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Smoke a Fatty Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+ Trad, TR, Boulder
Rapunzel Castle 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
deGaulle's Nose free route Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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Is this near Buffalo Peak? Aug 9, 2013
Jason Kaplan
Glenwood ,Co
Jason Kaplan   Glenwood ,Co
Well, let's just say that The Sisters aren't worth the walk on their own. I climbed what I would assume to be the slabby 5.7 corner which wasn't that great and less then 100 feet. Everything else seemed pretty hard/awkward or too short to justify the effort. I will post the area up later, with all the pics I took and update the asshole rock section with more pics of the other potential. Aug 31, 2008
slim    
Jason, there are a handful of decent to good lines on the Twisted Sisters Rocks at a good variety of grades. There are several fairly easy to moderate (5.6 to 5.9) crack systems, the best of which is a long, slabby 5.7 corner. There are also a couple good cracks in the 5.10 range. Also, there is a fun hanging corner/flake sort of thing that is given 11d in Hubbel's book but felt more like 11a or so. You should definitely head up there and check it out. There is quite a bit of rock in this area.

Also, there are some good cracks in the long, boulder-filled valley/gully that runs fairly northward from A-hole Rock. Check it out and give us a full report. Jul 23, 2008
Jason Kaplan
Glenwood ,Co
Jason Kaplan   Glenwood ,Co
Anyone have beta on the Twisted Sisters formation near A-hole rock? What routes exist, pics etc?

Also how many other undocumented but known crags are in the area between Da Butts and Little Scraggy (Two Jews Blues)? Jul 22, 2008
Some helpful mileages: (1) Buffalo Creek is about 9 miles south of US285/CO126 junction, or 1 mile south of Pine on CO126; (2) Skinner Mountain is 5.9 miles south of Buffalo Creek on CO126 Jul 30, 2001

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