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Routes in Tanner Dome

.54 Chunk 'o Lead T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
30,000 Casualties T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Abracadabra T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Amp Left S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Amp Right S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Bull Run S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bullwinkle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chickamauga S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chris Barlow Mixed Route T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Clippers and Saws T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Flee S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ghost Rider T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Gimp Verde T,S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Hanging Judge S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Harper's Ferry T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kennesaw Mountain S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Landscape Architect S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Leftist S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
March To The Sea S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Merrimac, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Midlife Crisis T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nathan Forrest T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pendejo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Penny Lane S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rebel Yell S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rightist S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Road Runner S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tanner Classic S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Two Fine People S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vicksburg S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Zing S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 7,975 ft
GPS: 38.308, -105.26 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Bob Robertson on Jun 17, 2004 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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.
Seasonal falcon nesting closures Details
Titanic reopens! South Hardscrabble Creek remains closed. Details

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

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Penny Lane
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Flee
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Zing
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tanner Classic
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Amp Right
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Amp Left
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Landscape Architect
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rightist
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Kennesaw Mountain
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
The Merrimac
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
30,000 Casualties
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Clippers and Saws
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pendejo
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chickamauga
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Vicksburg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Penny Lane 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Flee 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Zing 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Tanner Classic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Amp Right 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Amp Left 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Landscape Architect 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Rightist 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Kennesaw Mountain 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Merrimac 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
30,000 Casualties 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Clippers and Saws 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pendejo 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Chickamauga 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vicksburg 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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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
b hof
Pueblo West, CO
b hof   Pueblo West, CO
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
My understanding is that everything right of the FS trail is off limits from April 1st to August 1st. Apr 8, 2013
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
lbishop
Durango, CO
lbishop   Durango, CO
More specifically, April 1 - August 1. Mar 9, 2008
Tanner Dome is closed to climbing every spring until August 1. Sep 16, 2005

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