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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V0- 4-
 5
A Side Crack
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Classic Arete
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 11
Southeast Gully
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 51
Lookatdat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Fun Climb 101
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Cardiac Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
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
 32
Nazi's Demise
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Dumb-De-Dumb-Dumb
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 7
Wiggins Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Throne Room
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Craggy Tur
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Rapunzel
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Side Crack Obscure Buffalo Creek…
 5
V0- 4- Boulder
Classic Arete Obscure Buffalo Creek…
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Southeast Gully Castle
 11
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Lookatdat Skinner Mountain
 51
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun Climb 101 Top Of The World > Ragnarok
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Cardiac Crack Asshole Rock
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Central Corner Skinner Mountain
 54
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
Nazi's Demise Da Butts
 32
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Dumb-De-Dumb-Dumb Da Butts
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Wiggins Route Castle
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Throne Room Castle
 38
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Two Jews Blues Little Scraggy Dome
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Craggy Tur Little Scraggy Dome
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Rapunzel Castle
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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