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Routes in Cottontail Crag

Arms Race S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bunny Roof T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Cottontail Crack T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cottontail Right T,S,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Destroyer S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pay at the Pump S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Description

A small but very worthy crag outside Estes Park. It receives full sun and offers a small selection of hard routes. A few cracks (5.10 and 5.11) and a handful of sport pitches. All the routes are worth doing, but don't miss Cottontail Right, the right of the two cracks (5.11c) and Destroyer (5.12a) the bolted pitch just to the right.

Getting There

Take US Highway 36 west out of Estes Park, veer left on Spur 66 and follow it to its end. One can see the crag up and left from the cul de sac. Park and hike up and follow the power lines for about 10 minutes. The crag should be just up on your left. It can be identified by two nice cracks on its west side, and four (?) sport lines on its southern side.

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Charles Vernon
Tucson, AZ
Charles Vernon   Tucson, AZ
Tread carefully around the campground just beyond the caul-de-sac. The owners aren't very climber-friendly. Proabably best to go up to the reservoir, another 100 yards up, and cut over to the trail from there. It isn't necessary to follow the power lines as there is a reasonable trail which can easily be found from the res. Feb 12, 2002

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