Elevation: 7,600 ft
GPS: 39.998, -105.416 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 28,574 total · 120/month
Shared By: Jeremy Smith on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Mine Hole Crag sits to the right of an old abandoned mine above and slightly west of Animal World. One might want to check the mine for any animal life before sitting down next to it to belay. The route list is 24 routes & growing.

L->R:

A. Slab, 8, 1p, 55', gear & bolts.
B. Garnet, 6, 1p, 55', bolts & gear.
C. Tourmaline, 10, 1p, 55', gear & bolts.
D. Lieback, 11-, 1p, 60', gear & bolts.
E.
5.9 mix left side of roof obvious two bolts close together in roof. Left and uphill from actual mine holes. , ?, 1p, 65', gear & bolt.
F. Firing Squad, 8- R, 1p, 60', gear, L of cave.
G. Molybdenum, 6, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.
H. Rhodochrosite, 10-, 1p, 40', bolts +/- gear.

I. What's Mine Is Yours, 9-, 1p, 35', bolts. Above cave.

J. The Hot Donut, 8- R, 1p, 60', gear, above cave.
K1. Couch Potato, 10-, 1p, 75', gear & bolts.
K2. Sofa Kingdom, 8 to 9, 1p, bolts. R of mine.
K3. Theen Crack, 9, 1p, bolts & small gear. K2 R to crack, roof on R.
L. Sofa Prow, 11-, 1p, bolts & gear, prow.
M. Vanadium, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts & gear, slab to flake.
N? Not So Ruff Roof, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
O? Overlap, 10, 1p, bolts.
P. Ruff Roof, 11+/12-, 1p, 100', bolts.
Q? Nahcolite?, 12, 1p, bolts?
R. Just Another Cow's Climb, 10, 1p, 75', bolts & gear.
S. Just Moo It, 10+/11-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
T. Get Your Dieck Off My Barnyard Animals, 9, 1p, bolts & gear.
U. Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer, 10+, 1p, bolts.
V1. Bull Fight, 10 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
V2. Sabrina's Choice, 8, 1p, 40', gear.
W. Don't Pull On The Udder, 8- PG-13, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.
X. Salisbury Steak Crack, 8, 1p, 40', gear.
Y. Kerfluffle, 9, 1p, 45', gear.
Z. [[117717353], 8+, 1p, 40', gear.
AA. Cow Patty Crack, 9, 1p, 30', gear.
BB. It's All Been Dung, 8-, 1p, 30', gear.

FWIW, the obvious line over the small roof when you first reach the crag is Ruff Roof.

Beware of rockfall in this area.

Getting There

Mine Hole Crag is located about 8.5 miles up Boulder Canyon. Park at the same pullout used for the Boulderado or Animal World, on the left after the Narrows where the metal barriers end. Follow the trail on the left side of the Boulderado up the hill. The trail branches off to the right, along the top of the Boulderado to the Animal World area. DO NOT take this right turn. Instead, continue up the trail skirting the rock band. The trail grows a little fainter but it's still easy to follow. Continue working up a loose gully and about 100 feet west you will eventually come upon the mine entrance and crag.

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