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

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
 439
Enterprise
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 435
Suburbia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 323
Spinney Dan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 185
Cactus Drop
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 83
High Pockets
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 203
Pedestrian Gene Pool
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 262
Regroovable
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 180
Silverado
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 162
Partners in Crime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 68
Minimum Security
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 82
Turbo Road
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 177
Metropolis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 222
Freeform
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 106
Phase Dance
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 92
Little Mecca
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Enterprise Contest Wall
 439
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Suburbia Contest Wall
 435
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Spinney Dan Contest Wall
 323
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cactus Drop Contest Wall
 185
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
High Pockets Contest Wall
 83
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pedestrian Gene Pool Free Form Wall
 203
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Regroovable Contest Wall
 262
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Silverado Contest Wall
 180
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Partners in Crime Free Form Wall
 162
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Minimum Security Free Form Wall
 68
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Turbo Road Contest Wall
 82
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Metropolis Contest Wall
 177
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Freeform Free Form Wall
 222
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phase Dance Contest Wall
 106
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Little Mecca Contest Wall
 92
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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