Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 39.973, -105.4634
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 119,077 total · 580/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 31, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures 2023 Details

Description

Surprising Crag is the most popular area at the Sport Park. The South Face has many moderate, well-bolted sport routes and sees crowds of climbers; this is the place to hang out and socialize. The West Face has challenging sport and trad routes, and sees much less traffic.

Getting There

From the aqueduct trail, take a left. The first crag you'll see is Owl Prow. Head uphill around the right side of Owl Prow and you'll get to the South Face of Surprising Crag near the route Monkey Bob.

30 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Surprising Crag Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Surprising Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 260
The Touch
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 372
Choss Temple Pilots
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 263
The Other One
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 198
Killer Fish Taco
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 127
The Fix
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 8
Amber
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 21
Space Goats
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 99
Mercy Drilling
Trad, Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 41
Furious Howard Brown
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 29
Curve of Binding Energy
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Impeachara
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 63
American Beauty
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Shakedown Street
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Touch S Face
 260
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Choss Temple Pilots S Face
 372
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Other One W Face
 263
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Killer Fish Taco S Face
 198
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Fix S Face
 127
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Amber W Face
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Space Goats W Face
 21
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Mercy Drilling W Face
 99
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Furious Howard Brown W Face
 41
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Curve of Binding Energy W Face
 29
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Impeachara W Face
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
American Beauty W Face
 63
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Shakedown Street W Face
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
More Classic Climbs in Surprising Crag »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos