Elevation: 5,936 ft
GPS: 39.746, -105.25 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

The Sports Wall is an unlikely looking, but quite fine, West-facing crag. It sits a tad back of the tunnel entrance. There are at least three good bolted lines at 5.11 and 5.12 along with several moderate trad lines. For many years, The Sports Wall was frequently a climbers first introduction to Clear Creek, and most came away with the sense that Clear Creek was only for the hard core. While that is no longer true, The Sports Wall does not offer much for the moderate climber but a rather uninteresting 5.6 trad line on the left; lots better trad in Clear Creek. The main bolted lines, however, offer some fine tricky climbing on solid rock.

Getting There

From the intersection between CO 93 and CO 58 head West along Clear Creek. Park immediately after the first tunnel at 3/4 mi. There is very little room for parking, usually no more than a few cars. If things do get crowded, more parking can be had 1/4 mi ahead on the South side of the road. The Sports Wall is accessed from a trail that starts on the South side of the road, just where the guard rail begins.

L->R:

A. Number 5 Crack, 8, 1p, 60-120', gear or TR.
B. Slabtastic, 8 PG-13, 1p, 60-120', gear or TR.
C. The Happiness of Pursuit, 10, 1p, bolts & gear.
D. Unknown, 8 PG-13, 1p, gear.
E. Unknown, 9-, 1p, gear.
FH. My Generation, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
G. Happiness of Pursuit, 10 PG-13, 1p, 40', bolts & pin.
H. Generation Gap, 11-, 1p, 70', bolts.
HI. Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, 12, 1p, 70', bolts +/- gear.
I. Balkan Dirt Diving, 12-, 1p, 80', gear & bolts.
J. Pet Semetary, 11, 1p, bolts.
K. Coffin Crack, 9, 1p, 83', gear.
LM. Rufus' Roof, 12, 1p, TR.
M. Olaf's Roof, 11 R, 1p, gear.
NM1. Rufus' Roof Variation, 10, 1p, gear.
NM2. Rufus' Roof Variation Variation, 1p.
O. Changing Corners Dihedral, 7, 1p, 65', gear or TR..
P. Beginner Sports, 5, 1p, 55', gear or TR.

Rattlesnake Alert!

Per Michael Underwood: there are often rattlesnakes here.

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