Elevation: 7,975 ft
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Shared By: Bob Robertson on Jun 17, 2004 with updates from John Acker
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Description

As impressive in appearance and rock quality as anything in the South Platte, with almost the warmth of Shelf Road. Climbing on this rock for the most part didn't start until 2002. Tanner contains the most routes on Oak Creek Grade Road. Most routes are one too three pitch bolted sport routes, with only one super trad. Route. As most routes are long, a 60meter rope is recommended. The routes vary from being over bolted to a little sporty, depending on who bolted the line. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.11, however the potential for harder routes exists. In winter high winds in the parking lot can be misleading, as most routes are sheltered and pleasant in winter.

Getting There

Take Fremont County 143 or as it's called, Oak Creek Grade Road, south of Canyon City, to mile marker 11. Park hear, and take trail 1333. After 1/8 miles take the side trail on the right. This trail heads north and will take you to the rocks on the right of Tanner rock, and then east to Tanner Rock. At lest a twenty minute walk from the car.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tanner Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Penny Lane
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Flee
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Tanner Classic
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Zing
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Amp Right
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 7
Amp Left
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 10
Landscape Architect
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
The Merrimac
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Rightist
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
30,000 Casualties
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Clippers and Saws
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Pendejo
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Harper's Ferry
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Chickamauga
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Vicksburg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Penny Lane
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Flee
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Tanner Classic
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Zing
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Amp Right
 11
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Amp Left
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Landscape Architect
 10
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
The Merrimac
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Rightist
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
30,000 Casualties
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Clippers and Saws
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pendejo
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Harper's Ferry
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Chickamauga
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vicksburg
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Tanner Dome is closed to climbing every spring until August 1. Sep 16, 2005
lbishop
Durango, CO
lbishop   Durango, CO
More specifically, April 1 - August 1. Mar 9, 2008
Jason Young
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Young   Los Alamos, NM
Does the raptor closure here include all routes on Tanner Dome, or just a select few? Apr 1, 2013
My understanding is that everything right of the FS trail is off limits from April 1st to August 1st. Apr 8, 2013
b hof
Santa Clarita, CA
b hof   Santa Clarita, CA
I talked to the FS LEO, and any climbing within 3/4 of a mile from the West Bear Gulch trail is closed to the birds. Jun 10, 2013
Jason Young
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Young   Los Alamos, NM
My wife and I climbed here last Friday. It was pretty windy, but we were still very comfortable in the sun with no clouds and wearing t-shirts. The hike up was snowy and cool in the shade and warm in the sun. The hike was a bit long (for Sportos), and route finding was a little tricky (looking back I don't why), but it was worth it. The stone here is VERY good! It's well-featured, well-bolted, and solid.

All told, it was a fun little adventure (for the likes of us anyway), and a pleasant surprise to climb on quality granite on a Winter's day. I'd recommend it for a nice, moderate outing. Dec 2, 2013
Ben D.
Colorado
Ben D.   Colorado
Cool area. Only climbed on Tanner Dome proper. While well-bolted, most of the climbs felt sandbagged; the grades were more like SPlatte or Eldo. If you're a moderate leader, approach these climbs with reverence. Sep 25, 2018