Elevation: 6,800 ft
GPS: 39.929, -105.287 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: COVID-19 Notice & Seasonal Closures Details

Description

There are two smaller, North-facing crags that make up the Peanuts Walls -Upper and Lower. This division covers the Upper Peanuts Wall for organizational purposes. Here you will find routes from 1-4 pitches in length. No route here is exceptionally easy nor difficult. This crag has an advantage of shade in the summer heat and, as a result, has some of the most striking lichens (see photo to the right) in all of Eldorado Canyon. Here, you may feel the feeling of being up with the birds while still close to the ground. Also, there are benefits of some element of isolation with excellent views of the entire northern half of Eldorado Canyon, in particular Redgarden Wall and the West Ridge.

While no climb here is likely to be top twenty in Eldorado Canyon, you can find delightful terrain for traditional-oriented, moderate climber. Some of the gems here include: Heavy Weather, 5.9; The Cruise, 5.9; Gravity's Angel, 5.11b; Sunrider, 5.11b; and the runout Advanced Rockcraft, 5.12b vs.

Note there is still some loose rock here in places. Helmets may be advisable.

Descents involve either rappelling or walkoff/scramble off to the climber's right.

Note, this is not a child nor dog friendly area.

Getting There

There are several ways of approaching the wall. The easiest access is achieved by parking at the western end of the park, possibly at the Rattlesnake Gulch trailhead (about 150m West of the Milton Boulder). Then, head east on this nearly-flat, Fowler Trail probably 1/4 mile until you are below these two crags. Ascend a non-erosive path up the talus field with some boulder hopping to Lower Peanuts. Continue around to the right and upwards to Upper Peanuts Wall.

The other way of getting here is to hike up the Bastille Trail then head West until you're below the talus field.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Peanuts

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
Upstairs
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 201
Heavy Weather
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Gravity's Angel
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 32
Sunrider
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upstairs
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Heavy Weather
 201
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Gravity's Angel
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sunrider
 32
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
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