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Elevation: 9,115 ft 2,778 m
GPS: 39.40728, -106.65542
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Warning Access Issue: 2023 Raptor Closure - Endless Wall DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

This is great limestone sport climbing in the high central mountains! The routes are on primarily bulletproof limestone reminiscent of Ceuse, Shelf, or Rifle, dependent upon the wall. This area is nowhere near tapped out, so bring your Bosch, and throw in quality-only routes down canyon. Camping can be had right at the entrance to the canyon within forty yards of the first routes. Bring food and beer, since the nearest stores are 45 some minutes away in either Eagle or Basalt. There are some great 5.12ish routes to either side of the camping and parking - cave to the left, prow to the right. Cave-side the climbs are mostly stellar with great protection and lowering bolts, rings, etc. Development began in the early to mid nineties and is ongoing with new routes continuing to be added. No road choss here.

Getting There Suggest change

From Eagle: Follow signage thru town towards Sylvan Lake State Park. You should eventually find yourself heading South on Brush Creek Rd. Ten miles from Eagle, veer right as the road turns to dirt. After approximately 15.5 miles from I-70, you will pass Sylvan Lake on the right. The road deteriorates somewhat at this point, but is generally fine for normal passenger cars the entire way.

Continue past the lake on Forest Service Road 400 for approximately 8 miles to FS 507. ~1 mile after the lake, stay left at the fork. ~3 miles past Sylvan lake, you will reach Crooked Creek Pass. Continue straight. 2 miles beyond the pass, you will pass Crooked Creek Reservoir on the left. 1 mile past Crooked Creek Reservoir, turn left onto FS 507. Turn right onto Burnt Mountain Road after 0.4 miles. This is a total of 9.1 miles past Sylvan Lake, or 24.6 miles from I-70.

0.2 miles after the right turn, you will see the canyon below and to the west. Turn right into the canyon. There is a road on either side of Lime Creek. The Punch Bowl is on the East side of the canyon, and all other crags are on the West side. The West Road is more suitable for low-clearance vehicles. If you're camping, the East Road provides more secluded camp sites.

According to my atlas this area can also be approached from Basalt.

2021 Raptor nesting update

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June 15, 2023: The White River National Forest has temporarily closed rock climbing to protect nesting Peregrine Falcons north of the Endless wall area of Lime Creek Canyon until August 1st.

Specific to the Endless Wall at Jellystone Park, the closure begins about 75 feet to climber’s right of the route Fruit of the Linen and extends about 2000 feet up the main canyon to a point about 180 feet north of the overhead powerline.

The closure order and maps are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whiteriver/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5176138, see Aspen-Sopris Ranger District --> Lime Canyon Peregrine Falcon Nesting Closure.

Phil Nyland, Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, White River NF, Aspen-Sopris District, p: 970-404-3156, philip.nyland@usda.gov,  

PO Box 309, 620 Main St., Carbondale, CO 81623, www.fs.fed.us.

Visitation Questionnaire

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You are being invited to take part in a research study about the recreational use of Lime Park (Lime Creek) to better understand how individuals and groups use the area. 

Click here to access the questionnaire.

The White River National Forest has identified Lime Park recreational area as a site in need of management due to the continual increase in use by recreationalists, especially the rock-climbing community. Lime Park is located in a remote area within the National Forest resulting in significant management challenges for the area, primarily impacts from recreational use such as increased human waste and habitat degradation. 

This project will result in a recreational management plan and the formation of a “Friends of Lime Park” stakeholder committee to co-manage the area with the support of the National Forest. The project uses adaptive management strategies to ensure the area remains accessible to all, achieving a high-quality user experience with minimal negative environmental impacts within a remote wilderness region.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Creek)

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 108
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test")
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Puppies
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 120
Uckfay Ushbay
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Weird Science
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 66
Pineapple Thunderpussy (aka Magi…
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 59
Evil Empire
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 56
Drive By Shooting
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
The Bush League
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Drill for the Thrill
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Strategery
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Swell
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
Momentary Lack of Resin
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 36
Snipe Hunter
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
 8
Punchbown Arch (Right Arch of Cave)
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Raised By Wolves
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rafting with Rednecks (aka… N Wall
 108
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Puppies Jellystone Park > Magic Forest
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Uckfay Ushbay N Wall
 120
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Weird Science Blank Check Wall
 29
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pineapple Thunderpussy (aka… N Wall
 66
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Evil Empire Prow
 59
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Drive By Shooting Punchbowl
 56
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Bush League N Wall
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Drill for the Thrill Prow
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Strategery Strategery Wall
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Swell Grove
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Momentary Lack of Resin Punchbowl
 31
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Snipe Hunter Punchbowl
 36
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Punchbown Arch (Right Arch… Punchbowl
 8
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13 Sport
Raised By Wolves Punchbowl
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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