Elevation: 9,789 ft
GPS: 39.609, -105.919 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dean Cool on Aug 22, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Joey Chicharrones, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Haus is probably the most well known rock in Summit County. It is a locals' favorite and provides climbing anywhere from 5.7 to 5.14a. All routes at Haus Rock are bolted, and most climbs can even be set up on top rope.

Excerpted from a Pat Thompson comment: there is a guidebook for this small area. High Country Crags by Scott Astaldi and Mike Gruber. It was printed in '93, so the newer routes are not in it.

Per percious:

Backside (North side) L->R:
A. Top Soil, 10-, 1p, bolts.
B. Side Plate, 10-, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Side Plate (submitted as No Name), 10, 1p, bolts.
D. Napoleon’s Syndrome (submitted as Five Nine), 8, 1p, bolts or TR.
E. Not Lichen This, 9+, 1p, bolts.
F. Lichen This, 9, 1p, bolts.
G. Not So Hostile Krainzover, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Hostile Krainzover, 10-, 1p, bolts.
I. 5.6 Crack, 6, 1p, gear.
J. Feet Do Not Fail Me Now, 8, 1p, 45', bolts or TR.
K. The Spine, 10+, 1p, bolts.
L. Road Rash (submitted as Flakin' Out), 10-, 1p, bolts.
M. Dirty Love, 9, 1p, bolts.
N. They Call Me Shorty, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
O. Little Squirt, 6,1p, 35', bolts.

Around the corner (West side) L->R:
A. Little Haus, 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Throwin' The Drool Again, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. Half and Half, 8, 1p, bolts & gear.
D. Dink, 11- PG-13, 1p, 30', bolts.
E. Macho Picasso, 13, 1p, 35', bolts.

The Steep Stuff (South side) L->R:
A1. Abstract Plain, 14, 1p, bolts.
A1B1. Crystal Ball, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
B1. Crystal Ball Direct, 12, bolts.
B2B1. Crystal Ball Variation / Sky Pilot, 12+, 1p, bolts.
B1G. The Ol' Ball and Chain, 12+, 1p, 70', bolts.
C. Burning Down the Haus, 13, 1p, 45', bolts.
D. 5.10 Crack, 10, 1p, gear.
E. Torqued Blow, 13-, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Sky Pilot, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.
G. Chainsaw, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Getting There

Keystone crags (also known as Montezuma) lie just a couple of miles East of Keystone (the town) on the South flank of Porcupine Peak. The most expedient approach is to drive to Dillon and take 6th avenue East to Keystone. After the last shops in town continue East - as though you were headed to A-Basin. A sharp right turn on to CO 5 will snake you beside the Keystone lodges. Stay on CO 5 for approximately 1.5 miles, and park in a dirt pullout on the left side of the road. Crags will have been visible from the moment you pass the lodges, and the creek will be nearby and on the right. The key is to find the pullout on the left as you head East. If you come to the FR260 fork, then you have gone too far. There will be a short embankment at the pullout and room for six or eight cars. The approach trail is a sharp left on top of the embankment from the parking lot.  This will take you up hill for 10 minutes or less to a short talus field and the trail will continue to the left where you'll cross a small rock slide. Continue on the trail for another minute or so, and you'll run right into the south side of the Rock.

*Wear shoes that are good for hiking a steep trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Haus Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 3
Dance the Magic Dance
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 101
Feet Do Not Fail Me Now
Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Not So Hostile Krainzover
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 91
Lichen This
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 34
Not Lichen This
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Hostile Krainzover
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Top Soil
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Little Haus
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 79
The Spine
Sport, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 47
Crystal Ball
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Sky Pilot
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
The Ol' Ball and Chain
Trad, Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Torqued Blow
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 9
Macho Picasso
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 3
Burning Down the Haus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dance the Magic Dance
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Feet Do Not Fail Me Now
 101
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Not So Hostile Krainzover
 43
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lichen This
 91
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Not Lichen This
 34
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hostile Krainzover
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Top Soil
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Little Haus
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Spine
 79
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Crystal Ball
 47
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sky Pilot
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Ol' Ball and Chain
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Torqued Blow
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Macho Picasso
 9
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Burning Down the Haus
 3
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: North · Southwest
Details: North face has all the moderates and shade. Southwest side has partial shade from trees.

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