Elevation: 6,399 ft
GPS: 39.932, -105.287 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 22,473 total · 89/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: COVID-19 Notice & Seasonal Closures Details

Description

The Kloof Alcove is a short but very overhanging wall of nicely featured sandstone on the west side of the large gully leading up to the Yellow Spur etc. It faces due west and holds good shade until noon or one during the hotter months.

The routes here are steep and pumpy with little or no fixed protection. Though the routes often follow overhanging crack systems, the climbing takes place primarily on buckets and face holds. Fixed anchors at the top of the left side of the wall facilitate top-roping and lowering.

A new route, Iron Monkey (formerly known as Lycra Clad Donkeys), located here may be the most difficult route here in the Canyon.

Getting There

Approach as for the West Face of Redgarden Wall. About halfway to the base of Yellow Spur a signed trail branches left to the Kloof Alcove. Follow it.

Total approach time: 15 minutes.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kloof Alcove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Jimmy G.
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 4
Weevil's Walk
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 87
Kloof
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
Sequential
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5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 19
Superfly
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jimmy G.
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Weevil's Walk
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Kloof
 87
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sequential
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Superfly
 19
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
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