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Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 38.6202, -105.2312
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 466
Enterprise
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 459
Suburbia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 350
Spinney Dan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 193
Cactus Drop
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 285
Regroovable
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 191
Silverado
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 73
The Apple Bites Back
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 170
Partners in Crime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 75
Minimum Security
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 86
Turbo Road
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 184
Metropolis
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 60
Supermax
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 239
Freeform
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 111
Phase Dance
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 98
Little Mecca
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Enterprise Contest Wall
 466
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Suburbia Contest Wall
 459
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Spinney Dan Contest Wall
 350
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cactus Drop Contest Wall
 193
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Regroovable Contest Wall
 285
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Silverado Contest Wall
 191
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Apple Bites Back Contest Wall
 73
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Partners in Crime Free Form Wall
 170
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Minimum Security Free Form Wall
 75
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Turbo Road Contest Wall
 86
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Metropolis Contest Wall
 184
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Supermax Free Form Wall
 60
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Freeform Free Form Wall
 239
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phase Dance Contest Wall
 111
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Little Mecca Contest Wall
 98
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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