Elevation: 6,654 ft
GPS: 39.741, -105.328 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Aug 30, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details

Description

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This is a smaller crag with a handful of short, moderate, bolted routes in CCC. It is located on the West side of Tunnel 3. There are shared anchors for these routes. This is probably a crag for those seeking shade or desiring to fill out their wanderings within the canyon. The routes themselves are still shedding a bit. The slope below the crag remains somewhat loose and a challenge for a clean belay.

In Darren Mabe's excellent guidebook, he gives this crag no stars. However, I would have done the same based on my original visit; however, the rock has cleaned up enough to make it worth a trip and 0.8 stars.

You can get a cell phone signal here.

Directions

From Golden, drive west on US 6 up canyon just past the 3rd tunnel. Park on its West side, as for Anarchy Wall. Beware of causing accidents, since non-climbers won't expect folks to slow here. Hike up along the South or right side of the tunnel on a path uphill to the crag perhaps 50-100 feet from the rock. The slope just below the crag is quite loose and can be ascended, but then you might moan about it needing a trail. Note, there are bighorn sheep wandering this terrain. Some of them will even knock rocks onto the road.

Note, you could approach it from the east, just east of Tunnel 3, but that is less pleasant.

Routes L->R:

A. Independence Day, 9+, 1p, 25', bolts.
BA. Rock the Vote,9+, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Campaign Trail, 10+, 1p, 35', bolts.
DC. Lady Liberty, 11-, 1p, 35', bolts.
E. Party Line, 10+, 1p, 40', bolts.
FE. Fat Democrat, 11, 1p, 40', bolts.
G. Right To Be Wrong, 11 1p, 50', bolts.

A-G. Willie's Wonder-Goo, 10+, 1p, 60', bolts.

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