Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 38.62, -105.231 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Sand Gulch is yet another top-notch Shelf crag, known particularly for its outstanding collection of moderates. The cliffs here are taller and more monolithic than most, offering long, continuous routes of impressive quality. Routes range in difficulty from ~5.8 to 5.12b. The various cliffs that comprise the Gulch face in various directions such that its possible to chase sun or shade at any time of day, as conditions dictate.

A 60m rope is good, and 10- 12 draws will get you up routes with a few to spare. There are moderate trad leads around, and some of the bolt routes will take gear if you so choose.

Getting There

Park at the loop at the end of the Sand Gulch Campground road. A good trail departs from the north end of this loop, and quickly drops into the sandy wash that flows from the mouth of the gulch. Trails for the Contest Wall and the Free Form Wall depart from this wash.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sand Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 364
Enterprise
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 192
Barney
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 111
Armistice (AKA The Armisist)
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 359
Suburbia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 263
Spinney Dan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 159
Cactus Drop
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 164
Pedestrian Gene Pool
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 208
Regroovable
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 95
Village Idiot
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 138
Silverado
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 135
Partners in Crime
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 142
Metropolis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 179
Freeform
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 91
Phase Dance
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
Little Mecca
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Enterprise Contest Wall
 364
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Barney Free Form Wall
 192
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Armistice (AKA The Armisist) Contest Wall
 111
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Suburbia Contest Wall
 359
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Spinney Dan Contest Wall
 263
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cactus Drop Contest Wall
 159
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pedestrian Gene Pool Free Form Wall
 164
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Regroovable Contest Wall
 208
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Village Idiot Free Form Wall
 95
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Silverado Contest Wall
 138
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Partners in Crime Free Form Wall
 135
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Metropolis Contest Wall
 142
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Freeform Free Form Wall
 179
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phase Dance Contest Wall
 91
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Little Mecca Contest Wall
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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