Elevation: 7,223 ft
GPS: 38.311, -105.249 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 57,139 total · 289/month
Shared By: Todd Miller on May 1, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Titanic reopens! South Hardscrabble Creek remains closed. Details

Description

Oak Creek Canyon has fantastic climbing in the northern Wet Mountains, 9 miles south of Canon City. It is a fun alternative to Shelf Road, with far more moderates. It is quite popular. There is a site with downloadable guide. I think there are about 150 routes or so, mostly granite sport climbs. I have climbed routes from 5.6 to 5.11, but there are many harder routes if you can climb that hard. Tannner Dome is the primary attraction, though there are many crags on which to climb.

Online guide: users.adelphia.net/~bill.sc….

Getting There

Taken from the online guide:

From Canon City take 4th street left/south, over the Arkansas river, about 1 mile. At this point the road takes a 90 degree left turn. T this point turn right on to county road 143. Drive this until you go up the big hill, you won't miss it. 2 mles after this you park and climbing awaits. on the north side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oak Creek Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Tanner Classic
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Zing
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Amp Right
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 10
Amp Left
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 13
Landscape Architect
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Kennesaw Mountain
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
The Merrimac
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Rightist
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
30,000 Casualties
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Clippers and Saws
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Pendejo
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Harper's Ferry
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Chickamauga
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Leftist
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Vicksburg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tanner Classic Tanner Dome
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Zing Tanner Dome
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Amp Right Tanner Dome
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Amp Left Tanner Dome
 10
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Landscape Architect Tanner Dome
 13
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Kennesaw Mountain Tanner Dome
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Merrimac Tanner Dome
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Rightist Tanner Dome
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
30,000 Casualties Tanner Dome
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Clippers and Saws Tanner Dome
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pendejo Tanner Dome
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Harper's Ferry Tanner Dome
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Chickamauga Tanner Dome
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Leftist Tanner Dome
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vicksburg Tanner Dome
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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