Elevation: 6,874 ft
GPS: 40.003, -105.394 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 90,838 total · 399/month
Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

Happy Hour Crag is a south-facing wall that keeps the sun for a long time. There are a number of pleasant moderates on this quite high friction rock. Unfortunately, not all of the routes are able to take advantage of that rock quality. Some of the routes are nothing to write home about. That doesn't mean you should write off the rock; there's a number of cool routes, mostly in the middle of the rock. The crag is 70-120 feet high. It can get quite popular after work or on weekends.

L->R these appear to be:

A. Left Side, 5, 1p, 50', gear.
BA. Variation??, 8, 1p, gear.
B. I, Robot, 7, 1p, gear.
C. Are We Not Robots, 7, 80' gear.
D. Are We Not Men, 7, 1p, gear.
E1. Twofers, 8-, 1p, gear.
E2. Twofers Bypass, 8-, 1p, gear.
F? Twofers Gully, 5, 1p, gear.
G? The Big Spit, 9, 1p, gear.
H. Rush Hour, 11+, 1p, gear? bolts?
I. Last Call, 9+, 1p, gear.
J1. Dementia, 9+/10-, 1p, gear.
J2. Seeing Double, 10+, 1p, bolts (which may be gone) & gear.
J3. Cheers aka Thrill Of The Chaise, 10-, 1p, bolts & gear.
J4. Tipsey, 9, 1p, gear.
J5. Malign, 7, 1p, gear.
K. [[113743374], 9, 1p, 95', gear.
L. Nightcap, 9-, 1p, gear.
M. Skid Row, 9+, 1p, gear.
N. Unknown, ?, 1p, gear & bolts.
O1. Last Laugh, 11-, 1p, 100', gear.
O2. Grins, 8-, 1p, 100', gear.
O3 or P. Teetotaler, 11-, 1p, 100', gear & bolts.
Q1. Hands Off, 7+, 1p, 100', gear.
Q2. The Great Race, 9+, 1p, 100', gear.
Q3. Baby Aliens, 12-, 1p, 60', gear.
Q4. Bad Sneakers, 9+, 1p, gear.
Q5. Cruel Shoes, 9, 1p, gear.

Below & right

R. Bent Faith, 8- R, 1p, gear.

Getting There

Pass Cob Rock on the left at 6.6 miles. 100 yards further is a pull-off on the right for Blob Rock. 100 yards further there is a pull-off on the left side of the road (at 6.8 miles). Park, cross the road, and find a steep trail that heads directly up towards the rock. Take the left branch at trail forks; the right branch heads up to Security Risk.

Hiking time is about 10-15 minutes to the crag.

An easy path leads up around the left (west) side to the top of the rock; this is also used to descend from routes that don't have bolt anchors.

Cell Phone Coverager

FWIW, Verizon's cell phone covers does reach this crag. The service is a bit iffy.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Happy Hour Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 141
Malign
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 228
Twofers
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Twofers Bypass
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 297
Grins
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 217
Nightcap
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
The Big Spit
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Tipsey
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
Last Call
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 240
Dementia
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 103
Cheers aka Thrill of the Chaise
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
The Great Race
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Last Laugh
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Teetotaler
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Malign
 141
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Twofers
 228
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Twofers Bypass
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Grins
 297
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Nightcap
 217
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Big Spit
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tipsey
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Last Call
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Dementia
 240
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Cheers aka Thrill of the Ch…
 103
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
The Great Race
 22
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Last Laugh
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, TR
Teetotaler
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
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