Big Thompson Canyon Rock Climbing
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Per Bruce Hildenbrand: it appears that the Forest Service has closed access to all the climbing areas accessed via Storm Mountain Road (Monastery, Cedar Park, Combat Rock, etc.) until they can clear all the dangerous dead trees from the Cameron Peak fire.
I worked this issue with Eric Murdock at the AF, and it looks like the Forest Service picked Devil's Gulch Road as the southern boundary even though all the climbing areas on MP.com were not burned.
Note, the main part of this canyon is along US 34 connecting Loveland and Estes Park. There is a side canyon, where Devil's Gulch aka CR 43 goes with some additional climbing.
Apparently, like many places in our beautiful state, property issues can come into play. Please check things out so as not to create conflicts with owners.
FYI, the placement of this subarea in the hierarchy is based upon locating this area closest to a city/town and how folks may access it.
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Crags (going uphill)
Thanks for your patience.
The Narrows - multiple crags 0-1.3 mi W of BST = 17.1 mi E of MR
-Steep Triangular Face - private property; do not climb here
-60 Degree Slabs - private property; do not climb here
-White Dike area - private property; do not climb here
-Bridge Wall North (aka Practice Rock)
-Between Shark's Fin Wall & Bridge Wall North (Practice Rock)
Round Mountain - 3.5 mi W of BST = 13.6 E of MR => 2.25 mi hike
Palisade Mountain - N side - 5.1 mi W of BST = 12 mi E of MR
- Unknown Crag at Palisade Mountain
- Gully Block
- Fairview Wall
- Saddle Tower
The town of Drake ~5.1 mi W of BST = 12 mi E of MR
Linger Longer Rock - N side - 6.1 mi W of BST = 11 mi E of MR
Erid Weatherin - N side - 6.5 mi W of BST = 10.6 mi E of MR
Five Point to a Fist Crag - N side - 6.6 mi W of BST = 10.5 mi E of MR
Salt Block Rock - 8.1 mi W of BST = 9 mi E of MR
Unknown Ridge - 9 mi W of BST = 8.1 mi E of MR
- Continuity Crag - S side
Daryle's Rock - 9.3 mi W of BST = 8.1 mi E of MR
Mary's Bust, Moonlight Rock - N side - 9.4 mi W of BST = 8 mi E of MR
- The Sugar Cube - just below Mary's Bust - N side
- Tick Rock - N side
- Moonlight Rock - N side
Stone Point - N side - 9.6 mi W of BST = 7.5 mi E of MR
- Stone Rock - N side
- Stone Slab - N side
Jug Dome/Anne's Rock - N side - 9.7 mi W of BST = 7.4 mi E of MR
Handicapped Fishing Access - ~10 mi W of BST = 7.1 mi E of MR
The Beach - N side - 11.1 mi W of BST = 5.2 mi E of MR
Caddis Cliff - N side - 11.4 mi W of BST = 4.7 mi E of MR
Glen Comfort Crag - ~13.6 mi W of BST = ~3.5 mi E of MR
Catch and Release Crag aka Montreat Crag, 16 mi W of BST, 1.1 mi E of MR
off Devil's Gulch Road aka CR 43 (joins US 34 near Drake) - Forest Service Rd (0.
Combat Rock - W side - 1 mi from CR 43
Basic Training Wall - W side - 1 mi from CR 43
Elmer Fudd's Wok - W side - 1 mi from CR 43
Bobcat Ridge - E side - 1 mi from CR 43
S and M Wall - W side - 1.25 mi from CR 43
Cedar Park Slab - 2.5 mi from CR 43 -> L -> next major R
The Monastery - 2.5 mi from CR 43 -> L 5.1 mi up FS 128
Glen Haven Picnic Area - S side - ~1 mi E of Glen Haven
Town of Glen Haven
abbreviations: BST = Beige Siphon Tube; MR = Mall Rd in Estes Park.
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