Elevation: 6,903 ft
GPS: 37.457, -107.805 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: e Dixon on Jun 5, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Closed: private property? Details

Description

This small crag hosts a handful of sport routes. The rock can be slick and dirty, especially after periods of rain or after spring runoff. Many of the routes are still in the process of being cleaned and should improve with time. Climbing here is incredibly convenient as it is close to the road and requires basically no approach. There are mostly moderate routes, making this a good place for novice leaders.

The cliff gets sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The base of the cliff is in the trees and stays pretty shady. Fall is probably the best time to climb here. Temperatures in the Spring are pleasant, but the rock tends to be a little dirty. Summer afternoons in the shade can be comfortable as well.

Per eli poss: these are the routes to the right of the fence. They provide the a more obscure climbing experience. Because these routes are less popular, they often offer solitude even on the most crowded days. This comes at the cost of a little bit of dirt and some general looseness. Don't forget the brain bucket here.

The routes include (L to R): Route 0.5 (5.8) through Wasted Asparagus (5.7+).

Getting There

From Durango, head north on US 550 for about 12 miles, take the right turn off the highway (CR250) and park in a small dirt parking area. Hike back under the highway to the climbing area.

Per eli poss: park in the Fume Wall parking lot, and walk through the tunnel under the highway. Immediately exiting the tunnel, take a right through a space in the fence and follow a faint trail through the bushes and into the woods until you come to the cliff right between Route 2 and Route 3.

Routes listing (L->R)

Low Angled Wall

fence

M. Route 0.5, 9, 1p, bolts.
N. Route 1, 9+, 1p, 40', bolts.
O. Route 2, 9, 1p, 40', bolts +/- gear.
P. Route 3, 9, 1p, bolts.
Q. Wasted Asparagus, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.

R? Under Overhangland, 12.

Unnamed 11a, 1p, 55', bolts. - location?
Squeeze Job, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts. - location?

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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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