Deer Creek Crag Climbing
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|Shared By:||tobias nitchka on May 16, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Per todd k: this message is for the group that climbed on this crag the week before August 8th, 2018. Thanks to you trespassing and stealing the posted signs, the crag is 100% closed. I posted it, because people were leaving cigarette butts and trash at it, but I would let people climb if they asked permission.
If you trespass again, I will press charges, but I would hope you would reflect on your actions and revamp your choices in the future. Your actions directly impact the climbing community and others who you share a rope with!
The climbing is rigorous and challenging--11s and 12s. There's some bouldering to be had as well. This is basically a local after-work crag, not necessarily worth the drive if you're closer to Clear Creek or Boulder, but certainly fun if you're in the area or want to sample something new.
All three main climbs are good and worth a go, and there is definitely room for improvised variations.
Heart Shaped Box Boulder, V2-3, 10'.
Random V6, V6, 15'.
A1. Variety Show, 11, 1p, TR.
A2. Horseshoes and Handgrenades, 11+, 1p, TR.
B. The Road Less Traveled, 13-, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Paper Planes, V7 PG-13, 20'.
D. Unknown aka The Pump and The Pendulum, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.
E1. The Westside Connection, 14-, 1p, 25', bolts.
E2. The Highwayman, 13+, 1p, 30', bolts.
or, from Highlands Ranch and places to the south: Take C-470 west/north to the Wadsworth exit. Turn left/south as if going to Chatfield Reservoir, then first right after going under C-40. This road becomes Deer Creek Canyon Rd: take three miles west...
Once on Deer Creek Canyon Rd., pass the brown signs for Deer Creek Canyon (the open space park); stay on the main (windy) road for another two miles. The overhanging crag is right there on the road side on your right with a pullout in front of it. If you get to a strange little place called Phillipsburg you've just passed it.
Classic Climbing Routes at Deer Creek Crag
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