Elevation: 7,063 ft
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

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.
V5 6C
 4
Autumn's Traverse (full)
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 59
Lookatdat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Fun Climb 101
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
 21
A Side Crack
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 28
Cardiac Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Central Corner
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
[Redacted]
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Throne Room
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 81
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1 5
 8
Shake It Off (aka Shotgun Express)
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A
 11
Big Wave Dave
Trad, Boulder
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B
 9
Agni Kai
Trad, Boulder
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C
 13
In Rainbows
Trad, Boulder
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6-7 7A+ PG13
 3
The Unbearable Weight of Massive…
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Autumn's Traverse (full) Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Autumn's Traverse Bou…
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Lookatdat Skinner Mountain
 59
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun Climb 101 Top Of The World > Ragnarok
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
A Side Crack Buffalo Creek B… > De Gaulles Nose… > A- & B- Side Crack Bo…
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4- Boulder
Cardiac Crack Asshole Rock
 28
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Central Corner Skinner Mountain
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Castle Corner aka Unnamed 5.10 Castle
 40
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
[Redacted] Da Butts
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Throne Room Castle
 45
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Two Jews Blues Little Scraggy Dome
 81
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…
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1 5 Trad, TR, Boulder
Big Wave Dave Buffalo Creek B… > Asshole Rock Bo… > Northeast Boulder Pile
 11
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A Trad, Boulder
Agni Kai Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > Agni Kai Boulder Area
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B Trad, Boulder
In Rainbows Buffalo Creek B… > Da Butts Boulde… > In Rainbows Boulder Area
 13
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C Trad, Boulder
The Unbearable Weight of Ma… Buffalo Creek B… > Asshole Rock Bo… > Smoke A Fatty Boulder
 3
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6-7 7A+ PG13 Trad, Boulder
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