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Elevation: 7,063 ft 2,153 m
GPS: 39.37837, -105.26026
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Getting There Suggest change

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-
 22
A Side Crack
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 14
Autumn's Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Autumn's Traverse (full)
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 28
Cardiac Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Central Corner
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 7
Wiggins Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Throne Room
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 86
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
I'm Not Okay, You're Not Okay, B…
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+
 8
Shake It Off (aka Shotgun Express)
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Rapunzel
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A
 12
Big Wave Dave
Trad, Boulder
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B
 10
Agni Kai
Trad, Boulder
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C
 15
In Rainbows
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Side Crack Buffalo Creek B… > De Gaulles Nose… > A- & B- Side Crack Bo…
 22
V0- 4- Boulder
Autumn's Traverse Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 14
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Autumn's Traverse (full) Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Cardiac Crack Asshole Rock
 28
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Central Corner Skinner Mountain
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10 Castle
 42
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Wiggins Route Castle
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Throne Room Castle
 48
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Two Jews Blues Little Scraggy Dome
 86
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
I'm Not Okay, You're Not Ok… Twisted Sisters
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Shake It Off (aka Shotgun E… Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Shake it Off Boulderi…
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+ Trad, TR, Boulder
Rapunzel Castle
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Big Wave Dave Buffalo Creek B… > Asshole Rock Bo… > Northeast Boulder Pile
 12
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A Trad, Boulder
Agni Kai Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Agni Kai Boulder Area
 10
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B Trad, Boulder
In Rainbows Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > In Rainbows Boulder Area
 15
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C Trad, Boulder
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