Elevation: 7,063 ft
GPS: 39.378, -105.26 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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

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

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V3 6A
 6
Autumn's Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Right Face
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Autumn's Traverse (full)
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Lookatdat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Fun Climb 101
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Cardiac Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Central Corner
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 36
[Redacted]
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Throne Room
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1-2 5
 7
Shake It Off (aka Shotgun Express)
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3-4 6A+
 6
Big Wave Dave
Trad, Boulder
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
 5
In Rainbows
Trad, Boulder
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
 6
Agni Kai
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Autumn's Traverse Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Right Face Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Autumn's Traverse (full) Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Lookatdat Skinner Mountain
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun Climb 101 Top Of The World > Ragnarok
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Cardiac Crack Asshole Rock
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Central Corner Skinner Mountain
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10 Castle
 36
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
[Redacted] Da Butts
 36
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Throne Room Castle
 38
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Two Jews Blues Little Scraggy Dome
 78
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Shake It Off (aka Shotgun E… Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Shake it Off Boulderi…
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1-2 5 Trad, TR, Boulder
Big Wave Dave Buffalo Creek B… > Asshole Rock Bo… > Northeast Boulder Pile
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3-4 6A+ Trad, Boulder
In Rainbows Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > In Rainbows Boulder Area
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C Trad, Boulder
Agni Kai Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Agni Kai Boulder Area
 6
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C Trad, Boulder
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