Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Creek) Rock Climbing
Areas in Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Creek)
Blank Check Wall, The 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Exit Wall, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Grove, The 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
North Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Prow, The 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Punchbowl, The 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Schoolyard, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Secret Stash 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Strategery Wall 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Team Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
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DescriptionThis 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 ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Creek)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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