Elevation: 8,640 ft
GPS: 39.308, -105.271 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Nov 29, 1999 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Skinner Mountain is home to several crack climbs of varying quality in the 5.5-5.10 range, as well as a number of moderate and reasonably bolted slabs. All climbs are generally 2 or 3 pitches, with an easy walkoff descent generally to the northeast and back around to the base. A great place to take beginners for multipitch experience. Wally World, a fun 5.5 which follows cracks, buckets, and slabs for three pitches is one of the better easy trad leads in the area.

Getting There

Take US 285 to Pine Junction, a wide spot in the road at the intersection of US 285 and CO 126, and go south on C O126. The small hamlet of Buffalo Creek is about 9 miles south of US 285/CO 126 junction, or 1 mile south of Pine on CO 126; Skinner Mountain is 5.9 miles south of Buffalo Creek on CO 126. Drive until you see the Kelsey Campground sign and park on the road unless you want to pay the day use fee. Skinner can be seen from the road, so follow your nose generally west on an indistinct trail marked with the occasional cairn. If the correct path is found, you will be deposited about 50 feet above the climb Wally World. The approach takes about 15 minutes from the road.

Per John Kirk: the GPS coordinates are:  39.3083,-105.2716. The current maps used do not allow for GPS coordinates to be directly inputed, so the spot on the map is placed based upon comparing Google maps and the MP.com maps.

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