Elevation: 9,100 ft
GPS: 39.407, -106.656 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jul 20, 2004
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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

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.

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 72
Drilla From Manilla
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Snail Trail
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Corporate Greed
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Old School
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Jug Run
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Pocket Protector
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Behind The Fridge
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 87
Uckfay Ushbay
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Imperfunction
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
Pineapple Thunderpussy (aka Magi…
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Smoke on the Water
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Drive By Shooting
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Bourbon By Nine
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 23
Momentary Lack of Resin
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 20
Snipe Hunter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Drilla From Manilla Prow
 72
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Snail Trail Prow
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Corporate Greed Punchbowl
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Old School Prow
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jug Run Team Wall
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pocket Protector Team Wall
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Behind The Fridge Team Wall
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Uckfay Ushbay N Wall
 87
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Imperfunction Secret Stash
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pineapple Thunderpussy (aka… N Wall
 50
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Smoke on the Water Punchbowl
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Drive By Shooting Punchbowl
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bourbon By Nine Blank Check Wall
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Momentary Lack of Resin Punchbowl
 23
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Snipe Hunter Punchbowl
 20
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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