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Contest Wall 3 / 78 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 82
Dead Colt Canyon 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Free Form Wall 1 / 31 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Sand Gulch Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

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

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Opportunist
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Barney
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Enterprise
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Dune
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois B…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Karma Mechanic
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Suburbia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spinney Dan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cactus Drop
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pedestrian Gene Pool
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Regroovable
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Silverado
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Partners in Crime
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Metropolis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Freeform
Sport
The Opportunist Contest Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Barney Free Form Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Enterprise Contest Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Dune Contest Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka B… Free Form Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Karma Mechanic Free Form Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Suburbia Contest Wall 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Spinney Dan Contest Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cactus Drop Contest Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pedestrian Gene Pool Free Form Wall 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Regroovable Contest Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Silverado Contest Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Partners in Crime Free Form Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Metropolis Contest Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Freeform Free Form Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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KateC  
Anybody know names and grades for the new routes between Miller Time and Cactus Carrie on Contest Wall? We climbed the pockety, sandy route with the big roof at the top last weekend and had quite the adventure. Mar 4, 2009

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