Elevation: 5,592 ft
GPS: 40.204, -105.311 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 63,914 total · 242/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: MM 23-29.5 - Daily CO 7 highway closure/delays Details

Description

Scout Rock is a small cliff situated right along the roadside in SSV canyon. The rock is variable in quality having some horrible chossy stuff that no one will climb and some excellent, consolidated granite. It holds a few trad routes, and it has seen some recent sport route development. The cliff faces South, gets great sun, and has been climbed throughout the year. Owing to its location at the bottom of the canyon, sun in winter is pretty sparse. Because Scout Rock is so close to the road, climbing here requires a lot of attention to the traffic. Some cars and trucks have been known to scream through the SSV, despite its sane speed limit. Nonetheless, it is fairly easy to keep out of the road, just be very aware.

There are now several trad climbs on the west side of Scout Rock, where the beginner/intermediate trad leader can work up the ladder of difficulty: Scout Route (5.5), Funhouse Chimney (5.5), But for a Silver Bullet... (5.6), The Lone Ranger (5.6), Route 166 (5.7), Tom Thumb (5.8+), Exit Stage Left (5.9-), and In a Pinch/Genie (5.11c).

Routes from downhill to uphill (R->L):

A. Little Bear, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
BA. KeeMoSabe, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
C1. Tonto, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
C2. ??, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
D1. Love, Honor, and Belay, 9+, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
D2. Living the Dream, 9+, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
E. Cornered, 9, 1p, 75', bolts.
EF. Cornered to Blood Brothers, 3, 1p, 20', bolts.
F. Blood Brothers, 7, 1p, 50', bolts.
G. Leaning Aid Crack, A3, 1p, 70', gear.
H. Ambush, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Dead Raccoon Crack, 4 A3, 1p, gear.
J. Cold Chisel, 12, 1p, bolts & gear.
K. Hunting Party, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. Top Gun, 11, 1p, gear.
M. War Path, 13?, 2p, 100', p1 12-, p2 5.13?, bolts.
N. Comanche Warrior, 11, 1-2p, 85', p1 9, bolts.
O. Exit Stage Left, 9-, 1p, gear.
P. Broken Arrow, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
Q. In a Pinch, 11, 1p, gear.
R. Tom Thumb, 8+, 1p, 55', gear.
S1R. Var. The Lone Ranger, 6, 1p, 60', gear.
S2. But for a Silver Bullet..., 6, 1p, 75', gear.
T. General Cluster's Last Stance, 9, 1p, bolts & gear.
U. Funhouse Chimney, 5, 1p, gear.
V. Rawhide, 10, 1p, 85', bolts.
W. Sneak Attack, 11, 1p, bolts.
X. Route 166, 7, 1p, gear.
Y. The Triple Mantel, 9+ - 10, 1p, bolts & gear.
Z. Scout Route, 5 1p, TR.
AA. Sacajaweah, 6, 1p, TR.
BB. Lambda, 10-, 1p, bolts.

Scout Slab - across the corridor (R->L):

A. Git 'Em Up Scout, 9, 1p, 75', bolts.
BA. Merit Badge, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C1. Ring of Power, 4 or 6, 1p, 60', TR.
C2. The Sword That Was Broken, 3 vs. 5, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.

Getting There

From the intersection in Lyons, take CO Highway 7 up the SSV Canyon for 3.1 miles. Scout Rock is on the right, and parking is just off the road.

Rattlesnakes

Note: there are rattlesnakes that live in the drainage between the cliffs here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scout Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c A3
 6
Dead Raccoon Crack
Trad, TR, Aid
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 20
Funhouse Chimney
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Route 166
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Tom Thumb
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 130
KeeMoSabe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Exit Stage Left
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 66
Rawhide
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 52
Little Bear
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
Comanche Warrior
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Broken Arrow
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 11
Sneak Attack
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
War Path
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Raccoon Crack
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c A3 Trad, TR, Aid
Funhouse Chimney
 20
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Route 166
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Tom Thumb
 51
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
KeeMoSabe
 130
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Exit Stage Left
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rawhide
 66
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Little Bear
 52
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Comanche Warrior
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
Broken Arrow
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sneak Attack
 11
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
War Path
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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